Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Early Keyboard Instrument on the Block --- Day 3/143

Walk: Mindful Body
Distance: 1 mile and teach (new) yoga class

Yesterday's SRO harpsichord concert was essentially to introduce and 'road test' a new instrument built by an Oregon builder, painted by a San Francisco artist and with jack built by another skilled keyboard instrument engineer from Oregon.

To see the beautiful instrument that carries so much early music history, to meet the painter, engineer and  builder and see the last play his instrument, and, maybe most of all, to participate in the energy of being in a room filled with people deeply fond of and 'in tune' with the harpsichord - all made for a wonderful, uplifting experience all the way around.

The Instrument

The Builder (Owen Daly) introducing his concert and his instrument.

Painting detail in the jack rail area.

The Painter (Adrian Card).
Inside detail: Goose feather strings, Chinoise paint detail, builder's plaque.

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