Joel Illerhag is a student at the Advanced Post Graduate Diploma project(solistlinjen) at the Rythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

He is working at a project called The Electromagnetically-Prepared Double bass with 39 sympathetic strings(with the new name “The Swedish Harp Bass”)

The aim of this project is to produce acoustic sound from a musical instrument without loudspeakers using electromagnets.
The electromagnets can be controlled external via audio, midi and motion sensors. The project includes 3D-design, electronics, music and instrument-building in carbon fiber.

Joel wants to be in front of a new musical expression that opens up new musical shapes and ways of thinking compositions while pursuing his original mission of the music: speaking to the hearts of people.

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