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Fur Babies case inspirations.

My reed cases have always given me a creative outlet and I really enjoy the process of designing a new image. I seem however to have developed a bit of a theme that has been embraced by my clients. That inspiration has come from my two fur babies, Tris and Beatrice. 

I always wanted cats but my better half was allergic to them. After many years of hinting and subtly nagging he finally said yes and off I went. No pet shop for me, I went straight to a small rescue centre in Sydney called Butterfly Wings Animal Rescue. There I came across the most beautiful little cat called Beatrice. She had an angelic face, the most beautiful markings and real inquisitive nature. Even better she was deaf which I thought at the time was great in a household of musicians. There was just one catch, she really was no good on her own and needed the companionship of her brother Tris, a tri colour male. So there I was trying to explain to Drew that I was looking at not only a disabled kitty but a genetically challenged one too. 

Lucky for me I got the best of both worlds with these two. Beatrice is a real explorer and escape artist, I taught her simple sign language commands and take her for walks on her lead. Tris is my big loveable cuddle bear who has to have a paw on you at all times. Thankfully Drew's allergies have subsided and he too has embraced their crazy lifestyle. I even set up their own instagram account. 

So how is this related to bassoon? Well it is not but it has become a request I often get when designing custom work for people. They too want a way of celebrating their fur babies on a reed case. 

 

 

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Jamie Dodd - What's in your case?

Jamie Dodd - What's in your case?

1 August 2019

Brisbane native, Jamie Dodd, will begin studying bassoon at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York ) in August 2019, where he will learn from Professor George Sakakeeny. Fine out what is going (and not going) with him to the USA. 

On the bench - An unusual modification

On the bench - An unusual modification

9 August 2018

I have always found musical instruments fascinating. The precision and engineering of the mechanics, combined with the beauty and flowing lines of the keywork, every aspect of an instruments design has a history. It was no surprise then that when an unusual bassoon modification crossed my bench recently I just had to find out more about it

Errol Buddle - Australia's own Jazz Bassoonist.

Errol Buddle - Australia's own Jazz Bassoonist.

27 May 2018

A homage to the world of Jazz Bassoon. 

​Jacqueline Wilson What's in your case?

​Jacqueline Wilson What's in your case?

4 March 2018

Bassoonist Dr. Jacqueline Wilson is Assistant Professor of Music at Southeast Missouri State University. Along with oboist Galit Kaunitz, she is also the co-creator and co-host of the only double-reed specific podcast, Double Reed Dish (doublereeddish.com)

Repertoire to make reeds by.

Repertoire to make reeds by.

18 February 2018

The bassoon is such a colourful and varied musical instrument and the below selection of works shows just how much you can do with it.

 

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