Guitarist Tom Zimmer had the idea of a stringed instrument which can be played nicely with a bow to produce epic pad sounds. He asked my if I could imagine to design it. A few sketches and a prototype later the “Dohle” was born.
A couple of weeks after I handed over the instrument to Tom, I saw him playing as musical accompaniment of a stage play at Volkstheater München. I was blown away by the broad bandwidth of musical expressions he found with his new instrument.