Monica also plays a BACH.Bogen® (BACH.Bow), built by Michael Bach of the Atelier BACH.Bogen. The bow allows her to play one, two, three and four strings simultaneously and to change easily among these possibilities. The high arch of the bow allows full, sustained chords to be played and there is a lever mechanism that affects the tension and release of the bow hair.

website BACH.Bogen

The BACH.bow in 4½  tatami (2010), by Catherine Kontz
- for solo violin, Violectra (electric violin), voice, effects, projection and installation.
-premiere, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Nov 2010 5293c16de8b44f0002000068

Monica Germino in dress rehearsal for 4½  tatami, by Catherine Kontz


The blue violin used in 4½  tatami, by Catherine Kontz