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We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.

We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.

Location:

United States

Description:

We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.

Language:

English

Contact:

2147188095


Episodes

Episode 38: Women in Lutherie: The Movement

9/22/2021
What's next for Women at the workbench? Join Rozie as she interviews Jeemin Kim and Jennifer Creadick, co founders of the nonprofit organization (and all around amazing gathering of women) - Women in Lutherie. We discuss long standing issues in this field and how the WIL group is pushing the needle forward to create a more equitable space for women in this field. Special Guests: Jeemin Kim and Jennifer Creadick.

Duration:00:49:05

Episode 37: Take Care of Your Butts: Cameron Robertson

8/11/2021
Cameron has invested countless hours in finding workbench repair hacks, so that he and and other luthiers can have longer careers without sacrificing their bodies to repetitive stress injuries. Chris and Rozie go over several of his discoveries. Coda with Rob Wood, on exercises every luthier should be doing. Special Guest: Cameron Robertson.

Duration:00:49:14

Episode 36: Jason Price: The Tarisio Effect

7/14/2021
Chris and Rozie chat with one of the founders of the internationally recognized violin auction house Tarisio - Jason Price. We cover some of the history of buying & selling, the purpose of auctions, and how Tarisio has changed the market. Special Guest: Jason Price.

Duration:00:42:44

Episode 35: Christopher Reuning: Violins of Good Taste

6/23/2021
With influence far and wide across many levels of the violin industry, Christoper Reuning joins Chris and Rozie to discuss the many turns his career path has taken. Special Guest: Christopher Reuning.

Duration:00:52:49

Episode 34: Iris Carr: Doing more, with less

5/19/2021
Rozie and Jerry interview master retoucher Iris Carr on her many seamless restoration jobs, her history of rubbing elbows with some of the greats in the field, and her newly launched education course, available now, for YOU! Special Guest: Iris Carr.

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 33: Cajun flavor with Anya Burgess

4/14/2021
Anya shares with Chris and Rozie the history of Lafayette, Louisiana, and it's unique Cajun heartbeat, and the unique challenges of doing luthier work in swampland. Special Guest: Anya Burgess.

Duration:00:46:29

Episode 32: Rahmaan Phillip & The Great Covid Escape

3/17/2021
Has anyone else out there had the urge to flee the US in the last year? We found the luthier who did just that. Rahmaan Phillip shares with us his story of the last year, when the vacation to Vietnam turned into a more permanent stay. Special Guest: Rahmaan Phillip.

Duration:00:37:01

Episode 31: Quiz Show: Live at The VSA

1/1/2021
Happy New Year! We present an audio version of the VSA Quiz Show we conducted in November. We look forward to seeing you Omosapiens for Season 3 in January!

Duration:00:28:57

Episode 30: Sell It To Me

9/2/2020
How does a modern maker make money? What's the options for selling and how does one make it work? Chris Jacoby shares his years of experience making and selling, what has worked and what hasn't. We share lines we've used to make sales, and continue our segment: Two Truths and A Lie.

Duration:00:55:59

Episode 28: Hot! Bow! Action!

8/5/2020
When was the hot hot evolution of the bow? Rozie and Jerry bequeath the history of bowmaking in France, plus bow maker Matt Wehling delights us with his awewsomeness and schools us on works toward preservation of endangered bow materials. Stay tuned as Chris, Jerry, and Rozie play two truths and a lie.

Duration:01:02:42

Episode 27: Made in the Americas, part 2

7/1/2020
But how did violin making come to Mexico and South America? When European instrument making met indigenous American hands, what sprang from this? Join Rozie & Jerry for an interview with Jaime Gabriel, Mexican luthier and recent transplant to the states. Special Guest: Jaime Gabriel.

Duration:00:50:59

Episode 26: Made in the Americas

6/7/2020
Join us, Omosapiens, as we explore violin making in the greater continent, not just the states. Ben Hebbert chats with Rozie about some earliest known American Makers, and later luthier Damien Stoppani pauses his travels to tell us about Lutheria Sobre Ruedas - Luthiery On Wheels, and his travels along the continent in his bus. Special Guest: Damien Stoppani.

Duration:00:53:29

Episode 25: That Baroque Life

5/6/2020
Join Chris, Jerry, and Rozie as they explore baroque style from both a luthiers perspective as well as a player's perspective. Special guests Sarah Peck walks us through her relationships with clients seeking to play in the baroque style, followed by an interview with Juliana Soltis, touring professional baroque cellist, exploring the different colors of sound created in this unique time period. Special Guests: Juliana Soltis and Sarah Peck.

Duration:00:45:48

Episode 24: How Are You Coping

4/15/2020
Across the globe, shops are closed, and work for musicians is difficult to find. Listeners contribute: how are we coping? Hosts Rozie, Chris, and Jerry update us.

Duration:00:42:18

Episode 23: Well This is No Joke

4/1/2020
Chris and Rozie chat with Ben Hebbert about the state of our industry, facing Covid-19 pressures. Special Guest: Benjamin Hebbert.

Duration:00:32:42

Episode 22: The Chemicals, Part 2 + Corona update

3/16/2020
Continuing our talk on chemical safety! Also we have a talk with Charissa Lynn (BSN, RN, flight nurse) for a discussion on shop & workplace safety in light of the Covid-19 outbreak. Stay safe out there!

Duration:00:49:28

Episode 21: The Chemicals, Part 1

3/4/2020
What kinds of chemicals are we exposed to in this industry, and how can we better protect ourselves? Join us for part 1 where we interview a young cancer survivor.

Duration:01:04:24

Episode 20: Pablo's Adventure a.k.a. Never trust Steve Sincere

2/5/2020
In the summer of 2015 a violin theft ring was operating in in the south eastern United States. Hear the story of how the arrest unfolded in Pablo Alfaro's shop. Special Guest: Pablo Alfaro.

Duration:00:43:29

Episode 19: Body Ruin

12/11/2019
What happens when the work you love endeavors to cripple you? How do luthiers maintain when the work they love is excruciatingly painful? Ryan Davidson and the legendary David Wiebe weigh in.

Duration:01:02:45

Episode 18: St. Omobono Confessionals at the VSA

11/27/2019
Chris, Jerry, and Rozie report on the Violin Society of American Convention in Dallas, luthiers confess to St. Omobono

Duration:00:43:27