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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 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

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