berimbau improvisations

The slate pipe banjo draggers project is currently using a berimbau as a sound source for various improvisations. this was obtained during a recent visit to Sao Paulo state in Brazil. It is anticipated that this instrument will be used in live performances in the new year. A selection of recent improvisations can be listened to from the soundcloud playlist below. The music was made using the berimbau in conjunction with Ableton Live, a Softstep 2 foot controller and a Launch Control XL midi controller