This is a preparation of the string of traditional cello, drawn from my experiences of learning to play in the war zone of Kurdistan-Iraq. This preparation is a representation of the physical adaptations that were necessary in my country because of the international trade embargoes, when we did not have access to materials and had to, for example, fix broken strings with knots. Therefore, I started to prepare my cello as a reflection on the sounds that were part of my daily life.