Agua is a 33-string chromatic harp-lute designed & built by Colibricoleur. The instrument emerged after more than a decade playing the kora and draws its design and sonic characteristics trimarily from the kora, the folk-harp and the oud.

 AGUA II Р2022 РGallery

Following my observations of working with AGUA I for recording, performing and generally collaborating during the November 2021 residency in Banff, and a winter of reading and research including a visit to designer Mazen Chamseddine and feedback from luthier Theo Kazourian, in June 2021 I set to build the second version of the instrument, attempting to improve the quality of the build through design, material choices and fabrication process.

AGUA I – 2021 – Gallery

Following several years of designing and early protyping, 2021 was Agua’s first year out in the world. This year of growth culminated in a crowd-fund supported 3-week creative music residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta Canada¬†