RUTMAN'S STEEL CELLO ENSEMBLE ‎– Live At The Waterworks Berlin CD


Excellent CD recorded live at Die Pumpe, Berlin, April 1991. Featuring: Bob Rutman, Daniel Orlansky, Rudi Moser, Minas Simon and Lukas Taido Velvet.

"The instruments invented by Robert Rutman in the early 1970s. They include the Bow Chime, a six-foot sheet of stainless steel in a horizontal curve, with an iron bar attached to the top corners, and five metal rods attached at intervals to the bar. The rods are then bowed near their centers to produce deep, resonant tones, or close to the point of attachment, producing high-pitched chiming notes; and the Single String Steel Cello, an eight-foot sheet of steel suspended vertically from a stand. A wire attached to the top and bottom right corners is pulled taut to form a generous curve in the steel: this string is bowed with one hand and fretted with the other, producing a range of sounds from low bass to the highest falsetto."

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