In microtub, ideas of microtonal tuba music are put into action by the three improvisors Robin Hayward, Martin Taxt and Kristoffer Lo. A unique timbre is created when the sound of the three tubas merge together. SOFA is proud to present this groundbreaking piece of music.
Robin Hayward developed the first fully microtonal tuba together with the tuba manufacturer B&S in 2009. After exploring the possibilities in just intonation on the regular tuba, he found it necessary to invent a new instrument where all the microtones could be played in a more logical way.
Microtub have played played at venues such as Ausland (Berlin), Cave12 (Geneva), Kongsberg Jazz Festival (Norway). In april 2012 they toured Japan and future plans involve more festivals in Europe and touring in US.