- Treble Contravielle
The Treble Contravielle and Tenor Contravielle are the string-like instruments of the ensemble. The left hand activates buttons that serve as rows of "frets" on four "strings", while the right hand touches four actual strings that are serving as tactile sensors. The Treble Contravielle is the smaller of the two instruments, so the resonator has less bass response. The tone of the resonator is close to that of a violin or viola.
The Treble Contravielle appears in the pieces Concerning the Nature of Things and Undeciphered Writing. It is described in my dissertation, "Exploration of an Adaptive Just Intonation System"
- Owen Lake playing the Treble Contravielle (photo credit Angelica Vielma)