24. October 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Links

In his small space, he has a gauger that set him back $1,000. It’s a specialized planer complete with dials and measuring tools to plane the reeds to 0.6 millimeters thick. He purchases the bamboo reeds – the size of a ballpoint pen – from a craftsman in Paris.

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He became a musician partially because his parents loved music. “Even in Sabinal, a small Texas town of 1,500 people, I enjoyed ‘Rite of Spring’ by Starvinsky. It had an oboe in it, as does ‘Peter and the Wolf.’ I began playing in the high school band.”

FYI: gauger should be gouger. I hope you know that Starvinsky should be Stravinksy. :-)

(Found here, in an article about oboist and reed maker Kerry Willingham.)

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