The Cosmicbow (registered Trademark) is an harmonic musical instrument that I have developed in autumn 2008. It belong to musical bows family ; and precisely of mouthbows. It is equip with four tunable strings, and more... The way to play this came to me a short time before, with a two strings mouthbow, and allowed me to progress from a linear playing, opening doors to movement like a one legged person who suddenly has two. For me this alternative movement is reminiscent of legs swaying or canoe paddles, once to the right, once to the left, but always on the same axis... we move forward...

I make Cosmicbows out of several woods, often mixed in one instrument. My priorities are the sound and harmonic resources, and a long resonance....... . . . . . . This instrument and the way to play it were born from several years search, and from inspiration which has come to me by successive waves, like a holy current, wich suddenly crosses us, flaring us up and fills us up with infinity ... this mysterious and wild current, full of light, which catches us unaware and disappears suddenly, leaving behind it just an immense gratitude ... Since, the Cosmicbow don't stop to develop... and we are developing together, like one being ...

A bit like for Jew's harp, the mouth is used as a sound box, but with more mobility by the jaw and lips, and opportunity to sing continuying beating strings with the stick as well... As all strings are tunable, you just have to tune the Cosmicbow on an other chord to have an other instrument in one's hand, to explore others landscapes... each chord is a key that's open several doors... and there is tens differents possible chords... to explore unknown territories, virgin and wild, from the nature of sounds, from our own nature... we can immerse ourselves in this music without knowing anything, just by following our ears, and our heart. We don't need references, we open ours own tracks !

The bow symbolize a bridge that lead from one bank to the other, from the human to the Holy, from the ordinary to the Sacred, from the sunshine to the cosmic light that's inside of us... from temporal to timeless... and it's this light of spirit that's emerge and manifest itself in sound, beyond any describable expression. The bow, its the curve of the sun rise as well, a new day, a new beginning... because the energy of spirit is the one of the present moment, spontaneity, free of everything, ever new... This instrument finds its sound box in the player himself, that's to say the player's body BECOMES PART of the instrument... when these two elements connect they become one. In my opinion, music allows us to touch and feel the absolute, the imposing and indescribable mystery that's at the origin of all existence and of what lives within ourselves...

I've been making musical bows since 2005 but my fascination for these harmonic tones goes back much further. The first conscious harmonic shock happened when I heard a David Hyke's record... my ear opened itself like a flower in the spring sunshine... then still listening, I began to hear harmonic sounds everywhere ; in insect's chirping, the wind in the trees, the sea's undertow... and even in a motor's noise, machines, air conditioning, etc, etc, ...and I said to myself these sounds have always been there ... everywhere. Then, discovering the Jew's Harp, the Didgeridoo, Singing Bowls... always this fascinating and familiar feeling of belonging... Later, I discovered the Pygmy Mouthbow «Moungongo», and then I felt something unique, like things were falling into place, a reconnection...

Without thinking about it, I began to make mouthbows, and, passion getting the better of me, I can no longer stop myself ... In the end, my feeling and understanding became sharper, concerning the woods I was working, and concept, shapes, and the way to play it ... and this current pushed me ever further, it pushes me toward new, unknown territories. Later, when I develop the first Cosmicbow, and play it for the first time, it was a slap in the face for me ... The instrument that I had always hoped deep inside of me took shape, the one that allows me to express what is deep inside me since I've always had the intuition but words have only ever expressed so lightly... and rarely...