traditional Indian instrument, ceramic elements, 2018
Traditionally, this instrument has a main soundboard, from 18 to 21 strings, in two rows, including 6 of them are burdon strings, which are not directly hit, and they resonate with the external ones. The traditional sitar is played in a sitting position, holding it under 45 degrees. My idea was to stop being a classic instrument after adding ceramic elements and changing the way of playing. I designed a smaller soundboard that has a dual function here: it is designed to increase the volume of the instrument and help to keep it lying down. It was made of porcelite, and its shape refers to the gourd, from which the main box of sitar is made. Sound extraction remains an individual matter, from playing with your fingers to the bow or other tools.