bass clarinet, electric guitar, violin, electronic keyboard, electronic mallet percussion (marimba lumina), electronic (MIDI) drum set
Paul Dresher Ensemble
San Francisco, ODC Theater, 27 Februay 2003: The Paul Dresher Ensemble
Bowed Prepared Electric Guitar:
Materials Needed: heavily rosined violin bow
2 solid brass rods, 12" long, 1/32" diameter
2 lengths of 30lb monofilament fishing line, 12-18" long
2 lengths of 28 gauge steel wire, 12-18" long
The fishing line, steel wire and brass rods can be found at any hardware store.
Preparations: Lay instrument flat in front of player.
One of the brass rods should be threaded over low D string, under the middle four strings and over the high D string, at the nut. The majority of the rod (7-8")
should be on the left side of the instrument (see diagram 1). It is this longer side that should be bowed with the violin bow.
composer website; score; Makan correspondence