A French Horn and a Violin at the East Neuk Festival

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The finished horn

The finished horn

It is our 6th Year at the East Neuk Festival and we were again in Crail at the Honeypot Café to help celebrate Britain’s most enigmatic chamber music festival.

The real thing

The real thing

This year a composer John Luther Adams had been specially commissioned to make a piece of work for 32 French horn players which would be the finale of the festival and the subject of our sand sculpture.  So Claire Jamieson and I set about making our 20 tonne French horn with all its complex tubes, bell and keys.  Bending over for days making so many tubes is not an easy task!  Graham and Edna from the honeypot café encouraged us with an endless supply of coffee and sandwiches which was most appreciated especially in the rain.

East Neuk Festival, Sand in Your Eye, violin drawing, rake art

Following the sculpture Claire and I drew a giant anamorphic violin on the beach of Elie as a precious 300 year old Stradivarius was on loan to the festival and inspiration for this years theme of ‘Time Traveller’.   People were then invited onto the beach to help play it. If you saw a violin in the newspaper then it is likely to be ours as it appeared in The Times, and the Edinburgh Reporter as well as in various online media.

As the tide comes in

As the tide comes in

The Edinburgh Reporter

Slipped Disc

The Strad

Creative Scotland

Dundee STV

 

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