THE MAKERS' FORUM

PLATFORM DEDICATED TO THE

MAKING OF CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTS AND BOWS

May

May

online

Free virtual event

Canadian Makers meet the Players

3

May

Hosted by Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier, Mind Over Finger

5

4

May

May

Serving craftmanship

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Serving music

Photography by Jean Fitzgerald

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Our Partners

Pernambuco Partners

This extremly dense and very hard wood is used to make bows. It grows in Brazil's Atlantic Forest and is recognized as an endangered spieces.

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Maple Partners

The back, ribs, and neck of an instrument are carved of this fabulous wood. The flamed maple gives this "tiger" look to most of the violin backs.

 

Service Partners

Spruce Partners

The top plate of an instrument is made using this wood, which is the first to receive the vibrations caused by the friction of the bow onto the strings. Spruce then acts as a springboard, to transmit these vibrations to the back - they are finally expelled through the f-holes to produce a sound.

 

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