Korbi is the Musical Instrument Maker behind Raw Percussion. As a passionate Percussionist he has always been interested in experimenting with sound and material. In 2015 he decided to dedicate himself more to the development of Shakers, Rattles, Drums, Brooms and Sticks. Before this episode began, he was very much connected to a Social Project in Perú, were he lived and worked from 2009 - 2010 and made his first comprehensive experiments with sound and material.
Later, during his studies of the Management of Natural Ressources (University of Halle) he was surveying the soils of of the Cloud Forests that surround the project for their aptitude for a sustainable Forest Coffee Production. Meanwhile he was establishing a small trading company with a friend. The aim was to build up a cooperation with the peruvian project to sell Non Timber Forest Products, such as coffee and spices, and at the same time organize workshops for the smallholders in the region.
The birth of his daughter and the following months of new impressions and challenges made him realise that music is one of his basic needs. As a result he began building the instruments he plays, finding ways to improve their handiness and carve out the details of their sound.
His first manual formation was carpentry (2005 - 2008). Over the following years he had the possibility to study with different craftsman and other Musical Instrument Makers. His studies at the University and his working experience in the Cloud Forests of Perú sensitised him to the ecological challenges we are facing today. Therefore it is important for him to get to know personally the providers of raw material and learn more about their cultivation methods.
Whenever we purchase raw material, we pay heed to ecological cultivation. One long term goal is to cultivate, collect and process the bigger part of the rawmaterial we use. [more]
The offered products are made in small batch series. Wherever it is possible we try to resign adhesives or rather, if an adhesion is necessary, look for ecological alternatives to solvent containing glue.
Most of the junctures are made with technics of tying and braiding. [more]