the whisperviolin & If It’s Hip, It’s Here

Plans are afoot for the whisperviolin. During these difficult, fragile times for the arts, this spectacular instrument is finding its way, embarking on new collaborations and creations. Check out If It’s Hip, It’s Here's* article, featuring primarily Marcel Wanders' work on the instrument and a bit of its origin story.

Luthier Bas Maas and designer Marcel Wanders created an entirely new, ingenious, lower-decibel instrument, inspired by and loosely modeled on the 17th-century pochette violin and built to explore the world of quieter sounds. 

*If It’s Hip, It’s Here began in 2007. IIHIH prides itself as a resource for providing information and introducing emerging and established artists, creators, and designers.