Have you ever experienced a sound or song that literally transports you to another world and makes you feel like you’ve shifted dimensions? Music has that uncanny and emotional effect on us and Turkish Musician Görkem Şen has created a totally original instrument and you won’t believe the sounds it makes.
The instrument is startlingly large and looks like some sort of extraterrestrial communication device. It consists of wooden and metal string and drum components which are played by plucking with fingers and by striking with a mallet. Görkem Şen moves all around the instrument manipulating and interacting with it’s different parts like a child in a playground of cosmic sound. This amazing instrument called the Yaybahar is completely acoustic, using no electricity to produce it’s eerie and beautiful sounds.
Check out these amazing videos of Sen playing his Yaybahar: