Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Violinist Jon Rose uses a specially-adapted violin bow to get sound out of the fences that line Australia's landscape. He also has a whole gallery of odd violins, along with soundclips from the various fences he has played, and a bunch of videos.
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but I no longer have my baroque flute. Now my modern flute spends most of its time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.