To Make A Reed


Saturday, March 19, 2005

Great musical instruments are often hand-crafted, but most professional oboe players have to carve their own reeds on a regular, almost daily basis. A really amazing reed may last six months, but most are at their peak for only about two weeks. As Sarah Elzas discovered, this obligatory handwork forges a peculiar bond between musician and instrument.


Sarah Elzas

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