The Urban Scientist

Shredding On A Tricked Out Electric Violin

This evening at the Union Square subway station a large crowd gathered around a violinist rocking his heart out. His name is Michael Shulman, and he shreds — on a […]

June 16, 2010

This evening at the Union Square subway station a large crowd gathered around a violinist rocking his heart out. His name is Michael Shulman, and he shreds — on a black violin with flashing red lights. Described by Strings Magazine as “Paganini-meets-rock-guitar god Yngwie Malmsteen,” his kung-fu inspired dance moves are as spectacular as his pimped-out violin.

Subway Musician Shreds On Tricked Out Electric Violin from Scienceline on Vimeo.

It turns out Shulman isn’t the only one who has taken liberties with his electric violin. A quick Google Image search of “electric violin” yields a bounty of flashy examples.

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Olivia Koski was born in the desert and raised in the mountains. After studying physics in college, she earned a living manipulating light for an aerospace company. She abandoned saguaros, pine trees and lasers for the skyscrapers of New York City, where she is studying the fine art of manipulating words, sound and images as a journalist. Visit her website at http://www.oliviakoski.com or follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/oliviakoski

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