A short video where you can see Robert Cain, Luthiers sans Frontières member, explaining his point of vue about recycling material to make instrument and his experience in Haiti as a violin repair teacher. To remind us all that music is important and free and should be easily accessible to everyone.
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“What happens when music meets recycling? Inspired by his experience as a professional violin maker, this is exactly the question that Robert explores in front of the TEDx Cambridge University audience. After tackling it through words, the audience are offered another answer to the question through sound. Robert’s talk finishes with a performance on a violin that has been crafted out of 100% recycled materials.
Famous for his participation in BBC4’s ‘Scrapheap Orchestra’, Robert Cain is a gifted violin maker and teaches at the Newark School of Violin Making, one of the most prestigious schools of its kind. Whilst teaching a craft which has changed little in the 500 years since the violin’s invention, Robert continues to be interested in exploring the meaning and value of craft work in 21st century society, where machine-made objects are the norm.”