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Knowledge Exchange Violin: Part 3 – Autumn 2023

August 28, 2023

New York City 25 8 23 So after a hiatus, I am gearing up for the next stage in my Research England supported ‘Knowledge Exchange Violin’ project. For the past few weeks, I have been in the USA, gathering ideas and inspiration for this next stage. In addition, I have been having workshops with objects, […]

Jonathan Harvey – Flight Elegy (live)

August 18, 2023

Over the past few days, watching California Condors over buttes and ravines of the South Rim of the Canyon, I found this wonderful piece by Jonathan Harvey was in my mind. So here is ‘Flight Elegy’ – a very old live recording, with two drawings I did, as the the monsoon came in, and in […]

Conversations with Bartók – Violin in hand August 2023

August 7, 2023

Conversations with Bartók – August 2023 It’s not possible to be in New York City, practising and writing about Bartok, and NOT play the great sonata he wrote here. So here is the Melodia, at the desk this morning, with the view from the desk, as the rain stopped… With thanks to Monika Machon and […]

‘I met a traveller from an antique land’ Some thoughts about scratches, bumps and wear

August 5, 2023

Some thoughts about wear patterns on violins and violas …A letter to a fellow musician (August 2023)     Your fascinating letter offers so many things to mull over: Do you mind, if I step back and begin with a potted overview of the history of patina and aesthetic wear on violins? For me, the ‘turning […]