Episode 44

Tsukomogami: The Will of the Instrument


April 13th, 2022

47 mins 23 secs

Season 4

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Do inanimate objects sometimes have a will of their own? Does a violin have it's own agenda? Tsukomogami is a japanese folk belief that tools become more alive over time. Join Rozie DeLoach and Brandon Godman, discussing a few violin histories in which there seems to be more afoot than just the influence of humans.

Jerry Lynn tells the story of the confederate owner's viola, Rozie discusses a few instruments from the Violins of Hope project, and Brandon tells the tale of the violin that did not want to be touched.