the instrument maker

happy 2014 everyone!

i have a lovely video to share… throughout all my concerts over the last seven years or so, i have learned to travel with very little, often borrowing instruments in whichever region i am. but one character has always been with me . . . my violin . . . and many times people have asked me what kind of violin it is. i tell them it was handmade by a very special man in the countryside near where i grew up in oregon.

his name is george david armstrong, and my mother recently sent me this video portrait of him. i think it’s beautiful, and perhaps you will too.

The Instrument Maker from Steven Dempsey on Vimeo.

8 Responses to “the instrument maker”

  1. yukiko Says:

    happy 2014 peter! :)

    thank you for sharing. it’s beautiful, and, serene :)

    wishing you a new year filled with peace, joy, health, love, and good happiness stuff :)

  2. David Allred Says:

    beautiful video. he made your violin……………. amazing!

    happy 2014! this is a year that will be filled with things. definitely. and welcome back to the states! let’s hang out and play some musics again sometime soon!!!

    -david

  3. Justin Price Says:

    What a great film and a fantastic character.

    I get the feeling he chooses the musician for the instrument rather than the usual way around. Love the way he waits for the tree to decide it wants to be something else.
    Great philosophy.

  4. Sylvie Says:

    dear peter, this man has such wisdom and genuineness about his passion. It makes your violin even more special and long time being cherished. x

  5. Luke Says:

    what happened to what happened to the piano??

  6. Willem-Jan Says:

    Cool, a real artist. Congratulations for having one of his voilins!

  7. yukiko Says:

    hello peter,
    i love Greg Gives Peter Space’s The Drive :) it’s very very fun!! https://soundcloud.com/erasedtapes/greg-gives-peter-space-the-drive
    wow. i’m ready for this :) and i think everyone is ready for this ;)
    thanks so much for your fantastic music!!

  8. yukiko Says:

    (oops. sorry. it seems strange spaces popped up on my comment above.)

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