Invented by Mark Deutsch, the Bazantar
is a five-string acoustic bass, fitted with an additional twenty-nine
sympathetic strings and four drone strings.
The instrument possesses
a melodic range of over five octaves, while its sympathetic range
spans four octaves. This results in an interplay between melodic,
sympathetic, and drone strings which weaves an unexpected landscape
of resonance that is remarkably rich in texture.
resonant sound of the Bazantar, whether bowed or plucked, is different
from anything else you have heard.
Whether the bass half of this
symbiotic creature is growling in the contraoctave, or singing two
to three octaves higher up, there is an unsurpassed richness in
Visit Mark's website
at www.bazantar.com for more information about the Bazantar and the music he weaves with it.