Creating music with Greenwood leather sculptures.
Garry Greenwood (1934-2005) was an extraordinary artist. Choosing leather as his medium, among other work, he created remarkable playable sculptures. Since 1994, I have had the privilege of playing these pieces, and of recruiting other musicians to explore with me.
The Chordwainers quartet has taken it the furthest. Have a look at our FaceBook page for videos and images: https://www.facebook.com/chordwainers/ Our recordings are at BandCamp: https://karlinlove.bandcamp.com and on the usual streaming services.
The Tasmanian Leather Orchestra has been the biggest project: 35 players using 40 unique instruments. There are photos and a slide show with an abridged version of one of our pieces: https://www.facebook.com/tasmanianleatherorchestra/
Recently we've been doing more collaborating with instruments from other traditions. Here's a lovely ABC mini-documentary about 'Tannery' - a leather orchestra -taiko collaboration for MOFO 2018: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10156571411243734
Here's a remote duet in which I play the 18-string, circular Tasmanian Mountain Harp with Melbourne clarinetist Lloyd Van't Hoff for his #duetwithme COVID-19 isolation series: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=10156571411243734