Massive Thanks to Aubert Lutherie !

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For the third consecutive year, Aubert Lutherie is supporting our work in Haïti. Thanks to them, our students can learn how to fit, trim and arch new and quality bridges for their school’s musical instruments. Therefore, Aubert Lutherie has a significant role in the growing violin repair world in Haiti and of course is a big part of the success of our missions.
Today we’ve just received their last donation of 200 bridges for our students ! THANKS !

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This year, new volunteer !

CLICK HERE TO DONATE to Lsf or HERE ! Here is good as well ! =) …Please ?

Hello everybody !

Today I’m introducing you to our new volunteer for this year mission to Haiti : Garri !

Svavar Garri Kristjánsson, coming from Iceland, has finished the Newark School of Violin Making in June 2016. He’s now working at Tim Toft Violins in Stone (UK). During his time at school, in addition to the school program, he’s been experimenting quite a bit on instruments and worked to deepen his knowledge on bow repairs.

He’s also made what is called “Stroh” violin/viola/cello/bass which is kind of the first kind of amplified bowed instrument.
Here’s an example of what it can look like and one he’s made :

 

We’re are really happy to welcome Garri in the team. His interest and his curiosity about music and instrument making and repair will, for sure, fascinate our students and will improve their skills and knowledge.

CLICK HERE if you love Garri =)

Flights booked ! Back to Cange !

Last Sunday we finally made it !
Tickets are booked. We’ll be off to Cange (Haiti) from the 10th to the 26th of July 2017.

Cange is a small remote village in the Centre department of Haiti where we spent the two last weeks of our first visit in Haiti (first visit for Julie and Monika) during July 2015.

This place gather many kind of volunteer for many kind of help. In addition to the music camp taking place this summer which we’ll be part of, there is also NGO’s working on the water system and hospitals and clinics have been built and now employ local men and women. You can also find an art center (http://www.haitiartisans.org/) where Haitian artists get to sell their creation through the shop.

Here is a virtual tour of the camp and what’s around

A bit more about recycling, fiddle races, lutherie in Haiti, common sense and wisdom

 

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.

(Click on the picture below to access the YouTube video)

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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.”

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