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Rare Music Presents "New Instruments, Old Problems"

String Repairs Through the Ages, with Lee Raymond of High Strung Violins
When: Friday, October 15, 4-6 PM
Where: Perkins Library, Biddle Rare Book Room

This interactive presentation by Lee Raymond of High Strung Violins will focus on problems that have plagued stringed instruments for hundreds of years, and how the repairs have changed (or not) as technology has led to the invention of new tools and methods.

Raymond will demonstrate the use of hide glue and linen to repair open cracks and seams; disassembly and reassembly of a bow; and how some “repairs” were necessitated by changes in playing styles.

For more information, including a full schedule of Rare Music events this fall, click here.

Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Rare Music is co-sponsored by the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) and the Duke University Libraries, with additional support from the Vice Provost for the Arts, the Carrabina Endowment, Friends of DUMIC, High Strung Violins & Guitars, and VoChor Incorporated.
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Posted 8 October 2010
 

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