Post by jenny4dulc on Sept 29, 2007 13:38:54 GMT 1
I'd be interested for this forum to build up a list of dulcimer use in contemporary popular music. I've had one sighting, reported from a local techno music enthusiast, of dulcimer-techno fusion - I'll get names and more info when I next meet him. The new Super Furry Animals from Wales feature dulcimer on their newest album 'Hey,Venus' - check out the track entitled 'Carbon Dating' to get a flavour. Any others to add to this small sample? Jenny4dulc.
Hi Cooper, here in in Switzerland we have a hackbrett improvisation group, called Tunex : only impro, with from 3 to twelve hackbrett ;D big sound... But one of the guys playing with us did a few experiences with techno music : he's called Remo Crivelli, and I think you'll find the link to his site on the hackbrett links thread of this forum. You can also look for Tobi Tobler : wonderful jazz player.... on hackbrett !
Sorry< Jenny, I was too quick to answer, and didn't see you were the one who started the thread. ther's also a chap in Germany called Rudi Zapf : the first virtuoso student to come out of the Richard Strauss Konservatorium in Munich, plays a lot of classical music on hackbrett (Bach, Bartok...). but he used to play in a group called "Never Been There", where he plays a (quote) electroacoustic modified chromatic pedal hammered dulcimer". and that was in 1989. I don't know what he does now, but maybe if you google his name, you'll get more infos...
If any of you have seen the film Gladiator, you may have noticed that the song played of the final credits has hammered dulcimer in it. The song is called Now We are Free, and is written by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard. Lisa plays Yangqin and sings in it. See this video: uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PsVLOa1x3zo&feature=related