[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
At The Sound Symposium, St John's, NF CAN '96. Photo © by Greg Locke.
The Finger Violin is made of two violin-shaped wooden plates with five piano strings through them. One of the plates is held behind the left arm to keep tension, the other, which has a contact microphone, is held under the chin just like an ordinary violin. The strings are fastened in wooden rings on the left hand’s finger tips.
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
Finger violin played at the PolarE concert, Rålambshovsparken, Stockholm '01. Photo © by Jan Liljekvist.
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
At Oslo Impro, '96.
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
A photo for an interview in a newspaper in Göteborg around '93.
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
Linköping '03.
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
[Bergmark playing the Finger Violin]
An early documentation photo.

The Finger violin played at the Colourscape Music Festival, York '01. Quicktime film by © David Reid.
Listen to the Finger Violin in Real Audio.

JAG VILL HA BARNBARN!
I WANT GRANDCHILDREN!
by Fågelpingis 2004.

Instruments I play in this film: The Whalefish, The Finger Violin, The Clown Trumpet, balloon, voice, Micro Modulars, The Blowfish, The Metal Harp, percussion. (Note that the contact- and web addresses are outdated in the film!)


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Updated the 1st of February 2010.