This contrabass flute is seriously the spookiest thing you've ever heard
23 February 2018, 14:56
A fujara is (wait for it…) a large Slovak folk shepherd’s overtone fipple flute. Still not sure what it is?
Here’s a bit more detail: the fujara is essentially a large woodwind instrument, in the same family as the recorder and the tabor pipe. It looks like a contrabass recorder, and it can also be called a ‘contrabass tabor pipe’.
The fujara is played in this clip by its creator: Winne Clement. He produces an astonishingly hypnotic sound on the instrument, simply by blowing into the mouthpiece and using the finger holes to change notes.
Winne makes a range of flutes, namely Kavals, which are open tube instruments played with a fipple mouthpiece – which is this part on a recorder.