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Michael Fleming (ENG)
Sunday 20 may 2012 / 16h-18h
Lecture:
Early English viol makers' tools and resources (woods)
“Old English viols” achieved the top reputation throughout Europe. The topic of Michael Flemmings current research is very specific: 16th-century English viols. Based on his continuing research, this talk will describe the sorts of tools and woods that were available to early English viol makers.  Although it is likely that such a range would be similar to what was available at other times and in other countries, this should not be assumed, evidence is required.  The nature of the evidence will be discussed; examples from 16th- and 17th-century England will be presented and compared with continental evidence.
Bio
After graduating in PPP (Philosophy and Psychology) from the Queen’s College, Oxford (1974) Michael Fleming worked for Robert Goble & Son for five years, making early keyboard instruments. Since 1982 he has worked as an independent musical instrument maker, specialising in viols, pre-classical violins and bows. In 1986 he was joint recipient of the Best Maker prize at the Crafts Council Open Exhibition, London. Fleming is an excellent viol player, he is an active member of the English Viola da Gamba Society and has been its chairman since 1997.  http://www.michaelfleming.co.uk/
        


Links to the other lectures and workshops:
Friday 18 may  14:00 Heinz Kreuzer, / 16:00 Mimmo Peruffo,
Saturday 19 may 10:00 Christian Rault, / 10:00 Stephen Gottlieb, /14:00 Anne-Emanuelle Ceulemans, / 14:00 Pierre Bohr, /
16:00 Gesina Liedmeier, / 16:00 Giovanni Lucchi,
Sunday 20 may 10:00 Gert Schrijvers, / 10:00 Jane Julier & Judith Kraft, / 14:00 Nelly Poidevin, / 14:00 Jane Julier & Judith Kraft, / 14:00 Dirk De Hertogh, / 16:00 Urs Langebacher, /16:00 Michael Fleming, / 16:00 Jan en Wim Van Weyenberg

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