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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 49: VSA 2022

9/21/2022
Brandon talks all things VSA with Anya Burgess and Chris Ulbricht. Items for the VSA scholarship auction can be brought to the convention and dropped off in the vendor room on Monday, November 14th, or shipped to Howard Core by November 1st. Ship to: Hans Anderson/Howard Core Inc. 23371 Mulholland Dr 271 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Special Guests: Anya Burgess, Chris Ulbricht , and Elizabeth Perry .

Duration:01:16:07

Episode 48: Vienna

8/24/2022
Rozie talks about her recent trip to Vienna, and the Viennese tradition of instrument making with Ben and Jerry (not the icecream guys.) Special Guest: Benjamin Hebbert.

Duration:00:51:37

Episode 47: The Experts Part 3: The path to attribution

7/27/2022
Team Omo is joined by Christopher Reuning, Claire Givens, and Stefan Hersh to discuss their process for instrument attribution. Special Guests: Brandon Godman, Christopher Reuning, Claire Givens, and Stefan Hersh .

Duration:00:55:46

Episode 46: The Experts: Tools and Resources

6/22/2022
On Rozie and Brandon's continuing search to understand experts in the identification field, in this episode we explore the tools and resources of the trade. From blacklights to libraries, dendrochronology to databases, we consult with Christopher Reuning, Claire Givens, and Benjamin Hebbert. This episode sponsored by Hancrafted Market (https://handcrafted.market/) and Learning Trade Secrets (https://www.learningtradesecrets.com/). Special Guests: Benjamin Hebbert, Brandon Godman, Christopher...

Duration:00:59:41

Episode 45: The Experts: Origins

5/25/2022
Three experts in the violin identification field share with us how they got their start. Join Rozie and Brandon as they chat with Christoper Reuning, Ben Hebbert, and Sawyer Thomson. Special Guests: Benjamin Hebbert, Brandon Godman, Christopher Reuning, and Sawyer Thomson.

Duration:01:02:48

Episode 44: Tsukomogami: The Will of the Instrument

4/13/2022
Do inanimate objects sometimes have a will of their own? Does a violin have it's own agenda? Tsukomogami is a japanese folk belief that tools become more alive over time. Join Rozie DeLoach and Brandon Godman, discussing a few violin histories in which there seems to be more afoot than just the influence of humans. Jerry Lynn tells the story of the confederate owner's viola, Rozie discusses a few instruments from the Violins of Hope project, and Brandon tells the tale of the violin that did...

Duration:00:47:23

Episode 43: A Sticky Situation

3/16/2022
What are the origins of hide glue, and how did it become THE glue of choice for violin makers? Join Rozie DeLoach and Jerry Lynn as they interview violinmaker and glue enthusiast Michael Doran, who even experimented making his own batch of hide glue. And stay tuned for MJ Kwan, who talks about her Ultimate Glue Test and the recent national results of the Luthier Income Survey. Watch MJ's ultimate glue test (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBdbTPv172c). You too can fill out the luthier income...

Duration:00:54:09

Episode 42: Peaches: the Matchmaker

2/16/2022
Brandon Godman joins Rozie & Jerry, discussing the thrill of violin hunting, along with his multifaceted career. Splitting his time between The Fiddle Mercantile in San Francisco and The Violin Shop in Nashville, Brandon is deeply knowledgable through the country in the art of matching the right violin to the right restorer and right shop. Special Guest: Brandon Godman.

Duration:00:48:01

Episode 41: The Egg and I, and Antoine

12/15/2021
Rozie and Jerry talk with the executive director of the Chicago School of Violinmaking, Antoine Nedelec. Special Guest: Antoine Nedelec.

Duration:00:58:06

Episode 40: Family: Oberlin

11/18/2021
What feels like family? For us, its Oberlin. Rozie and Jerry talk with Anna Hoffman, manager of the Oberlin Conservatory summer programs, about what the program offers for luthiers and beyond. For years this campus has been connecting people in the arts and fostering excellence.

Duration:00:38:55

Episode 39: Trevor Davis: Gettin Wood

10/13/2021
From choosing the right tree for tonewood, to safely getting logs down the mountain, award winning bass maker Trevor Davis shares with Chris and Rozie his experiences traveling to Colorado to fell spruce. Special Guest: Trevor Davis.

Duration:00:45:29

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