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.
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
Monica Germino in dress rehearsal for 4½ tatami, by Catherine Kontz
The blue violin used in 4½ tatami, by Catherine Kontz