We cover the lives of violin makers, their best parts and worst parts, yesterday and today. Historical stories, interviews with experts and makers in the field. Omobono Stradivari was the least liked son of his father, Antonio, he was remembered in Antonio's will as a screw up. He is our north star. We are all part of this. We all belong exactly here.
September 22nd, 2021 | Season 3 | 49 mins 5 secs
cello, equity, luthier, omo, viola, violin, violin shop, women at the workbench, women in lutherie, womens rights
What's next for Women at the workbench? Join Rozie as she interviews Jeemin Kim and Jennifer Creadick, co founders of the nonprofit organization (and all around amazing gathering of women) - Women in Lutherie. We discuss long standing issues in this field and how the WIL group is pushing the needle forward to create a more equitable space for women in this field.
August 11th, 2021 | Season 3 | 49 mins 14 secs
cello, long term health, luthier, occupational therapy, omo, repetitive stress injury, viola, violin, violin making, violin repair, violin restoration, violin shop, woodworking health, workbench, workshop safety
Cameron has invested countless hours in finding workbench repair hacks, so that he and and other luthiers can have longer careers without sacrificing their bodies to repetitive stress injuries. Chris and Rozie go over several of his discoveries. Coda with Rob Wood, on exercises every luthier should be doing.
July 14th, 2021 | Season 3 | 42 mins 45 secs
american made, auction house, cello, jason price, luthier, tarisio, viola, violin, violin auctions, violin sales, violin shop
Chris and Rozie chat with one of the founders of the internationally recognized violin auction house Tarisio - Jason Price. We cover some of the history of buying & selling, the purpose of auctions, and how Tarisio has changed the market.
June 23rd, 2021 | Season 3 | 52 mins 50 secs
carriage house, cello, christopher reuning, fine violin sales, international violin trade, luthier, omo, reuning & sons, tarisio, viola, violin, violin auction, violin auctions, violin making, violin shop, violin society of america
With influence far and wide across many levels of the violin industry, Christoper Reuning joins Chris and Rozie to discuss the many turns his career path has taken.
May 19th, 2021 | Season 2 | 43 mins 30 secs
cello, charles beare, continuing education, iris carr, luthier, luthier education, repair, restoration, viola, violin, violin retouching, violin shop, violin varnish
Rozie and Jerry interview master retoucher Iris Carr on her many seamless restoration jobs, her history of rubbing elbows with some of the greats in the field, and her newly launched education course, available now, for YOU!
April 14th, 2021 | Season 2 | 46 mins 29 secs
american made, bonsoir catan, cajun, cello, lafayette, luthier, magnolia sisters, omo, sola, sola violins, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop, zydeco
Anya shares with Chris and Rozie the history of Lafayette, Louisiana, and it's unique Cajun heartbeat, and the unique challenges of doing luthier work in swampland.
March 17th, 2021 | Season 2 | 37 mins 1 sec
cello, covid, escape, luthier, omobono, vietnam, viola, violin, violin making
Has anyone else out there had the urge to flee the US in the last year? We found the luthier who did just that. Rahmaan Phillip shares with us his story of the last year, when the vacation to Vietnam turned into a more permanent stay.
January 1st, 2021 | Season 2 | 28 mins 57 secs
cello, live, luthier, quiz show, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop, violin society of america, vsa
Happy New Year! We present an audio version of the VSA Quiz Show we conducted in November. We look forward to seeing you Omosapiens for Season 3 in January!
September 2nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 56 mins
american made, cello, chris jacoby, luthier, made in the americas, omo, selling violins, two truths and a lie, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
How does a modern maker make money? What's the options for selling and how does one make it work? Chris Jacoby shares his years of experience making and selling, what has worked and what hasn't. We share lines we've used to make sales, and continue our segment: Two Truths and A Lie.
August 5th, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 2 mins
american made, bow history, bow making, cello, conservation, french history. omo, french trade schools, luthier, matt wehling, viola, violin, violin shop
When was the hot hot evolution of the bow? Rozie and Jerry bequeath the history of bowmaking in France, plus bow maker Matt Wehling delights us with his awewsomeness and schools us on works toward preservation of endangered bow materials.
Stay tuned as Chris, Jerry, and Rozie play two truths and a lie.
July 1st, 2020 | Season 2 | 51 mins
american made, cello, luthier, made in the americas, mexican luthier, mexican violins, omo, south american history, south american instruments, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
But how did violin making come to Mexico and South America? When European instrument making met indigenous American hands, what sprang from this? Join Rozie & Jerry for an interview with Jaime Gabriel, Mexican luthier and recent transplant to the states.
June 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 53 mins 30 secs
american made, cello, lutheria sobre ruedas, luthier, luthiery on wheels, made in the americas, omo, travel, viola, violin, violin making, violin shop
Join us, Omosapiens, as we explore violin making in the greater continent, not just the states. Ben Hebbert chats with Rozie about some earliest known American Makers, and later luthier Damien Stoppani pauses his travels to tell us about Lutheria Sobre Ruedas - Luthiery On Wheels, and his travels along the continent in his bus.