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Yuri Landman is a prolific luthier who makes experimental guitars. He is known for the use of 3rd Bridge techniques as well as the instrument the Mood Swinger.

“Yuri Landman (1973) is a musician and an inventor of musical instruments. Based on prepared guitar techniques, he built his first instrument in 2001 to solve the inaccuracy of instant preparations. He has build experimental for acts such as Sonic Youth, dEUS, Melt-Banana, Rhys Chatham, Ex-Easter Island Head, Half Japanese, Kaki King. In the past seven years he has given over 100 DIY-instrument building workshops in Europe and the US at music festivals, music academies, art academies, concert venues and art spaces. In 2012 Yuri Landman and Bart Hopkin published Nice Noise, a book about string preparations and extended techniques for guitar. In the same year he started his band Bismuth with Arnold van de Velde followed by an album in 2014 Bismuth. Institutes such as MIM (Phoenix), Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, WORM, Extrapool, Sonoscopia own collections of his instruments. Articles about his work have appeared in Pitchfork, The Guardian, CNN, Libération, El País, Frankfurter Algemeine, and many others.” 1)


Mood Swinger


Yuri is a really cool musician and maker, I am going to focus on developing his page late in the wikis development. He is one of the most well known experimental instrument makers and, for now, im going to focus on elaborating some less well known figures.

A very insightful interview, note the people name-dropped- 2)

Yuri Landman produced an album along with Bart Hopkin demonstrating experimental guitar preparations3).
This coincides with the release of the book Nice Noise 4)

Featured in Instruments make and play 5)

Feature on Oddmusic 6)

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