Give me wood and I’ll make it sing for you

Sunday 13:30-14:30 in Room Lyon

by William “Grit” Laskin, Canada


A lecture and slide show that answers such questions as:
How do pieces of trees create a box that can stir emotion?
Why does the grain of a soundboard always go in a certain direction?
Why is a Soundhole a misnomer?


In other words, how does a luthier pull music out of a wooden box, not just sound.   Laskin, the man responsible for pushing the inlay medium from decorative tradition into an art form, will also take participants on a visual journey through some of his ground-breaking work.