Kotamo an improvisation genius

Kotamo  an improvisation genius

The  KoTaMo

Instrument with various playing possibilities for improvisation.

Powerful, exotic sounds take you to the Orient and invite you to dream.
The KoTaMo combines three different string instruments on two playing levels:
and Monochord.

  • Live recording of the Kotamo at the Klangwelten concert
    • Douglas fir ash cherry service tree

      Douglas fir / ash / cherry / service tree

    •  Fichte Lärche Esche

      Spruce / Larch / Ash

    • spruce / ash / walnut

      spruce / ash / walnut

    • Larch / Ash / Wild cherry

      Larch / Ash / Wild cherry

    • Larch / Ash / Maple

      Larch / Ash / Maple

    • larch / ash / oak

      larch / ash / oak

    larch / ash / oak Douglas fir / ash / cherry / service tree Spruce / Larch / Ash spruce / ash / walnut Larch / Ash / Wild cherry Larch / Ash / Maple

    KoTaMo  (l x w x h): 140cm or 120cm x 30cm x 15cm

    The  Koto

    is a vaulted zither strung with 13 strings, which is played in courtly Japanese music. The sound, which is exotic for us Europeans, is very popular, leading us into other worlds and inviting us to dream.

    The 13 strings of the koto playing plane can be strung with nylon or steel strings.

    -Nylon is softer in sound and has a penetrating bass.

    -Steel strings have the typical metallic sound.

    The Tambura

    is a plucked long-necked lute, which is played as a folk music instrument in Macedonia and the southern part of Bulgaria. The sound of the tambura sounds metallic and has this characteristic "buzz".

    The tangent bridge with brass plate creates this special characteristic of the sound.
    The strength of the "clanking" can be finely adjusted with the threads.

    The  Mo nochord

    that originally comes from Greece and is nowadays widely used as an instrument rich in overtones. Especially in therapeutic use it is very popular and almost indispensable.

    The complete lower playing surface is tensioned with 27 monochord strings.
    These give the kotamo the necessary sonority.

    big Kotamo

    As standing Kotamo or also horizontally

    as standing Kotamo
    as standing Kotamo
    Large horizontal Concertkotamo
    Large horizontal Concertkotamo

    Ideal for sound events in large rooms.

    additional feet for the stand kotamo

    Large horizontal Kotamo
    playable on two levels
    standing large Kotamo
    Big Kotamo standing

    price for 990 €

    Kotamo with special feet

    Feet that allow you to play while standing or sitting.
    Prices on request.
    Feet at seat level Feet for playing while standing

     and prose

    without prose and introduction
    from minute 3:40.
    Roland auf der Kotamo
    Kotamo with transverse flute
    Isabel and Roland Weimer in the "Ratskeller in Ramstein"

    "Kotamo with transverse flute" and other various instruments

    Isabel and Roland Weimer
    Roland plays on a Kotamo built by me and still others various instruments. He is accompanied by his wife Isabel on the transverse flute
    If you are not into prose, you can fast-forward to 3:40 minute in the video right away

    Roland Weimer
    Concert musician, music teacher and music therapist

    "RESONANCE" / FEEDBACK about the KoTaMo ..

    I have now been using the instrument built by Andreas Müller for several weeks in the hospice as well as in the clinic. It is a wonderful popular instrument. The Oriental tuning relaxes and combines wonderfully with my other instruments. The KoTaMo can be played very intuitively from the beginning. It is also fun to practice on this instrument. Such an important enrichment of my instruments. Thanks!

    Roland Weimer
    Konzertmusiker, Musikpädagoge und Musiktherapeut

    KoTaMo: I have it at my place. Play it just for me. Rarely for friends. Sit down, just play it following my intuition. Calmness comes into me, my breath becomes calmer, switch off. My sense of time is lost. I feel as if I am going into another "world" almost like a holiday far away!

    Theresia Kaufmann
    Palliative Hospice Stuttgart

    Playing a Kotamo

    Instruments to feel and touch

    You can try out and test the instruments in the relaxed atmosphere of my atelier. Feel and enjoy the sounds and influences of music, by playing the instruments.

    Consultation and Advice

    To achieve an optimally, suitable instrument for you, a personal consultation is important.

    I can offer you my long-year of experience and skill, to find the best matching instrument for you. You will get a concise introduction in wood science showing different woods, their sounds and colours as well as how to find the best composition of various components for your personal instrument.

    Buy a Kotamo

    Quality and perfection at correct, fair prices.

    If you pick up your instrument personally, I will not miss the opportunity to give you a brief introduction and instructions on tuning and care. Shipping: The instruments are well packed and will be sent to you insured.Picking up at the atelier: I would be pleased to give you a briefing in playing, tuning and maintaining your instrument. Shipping: The instruments are carefully packed and sent to you. The shipment is insured from our side.