VIDEO: Some strings attached

Instrument makers and their use of natural resources

February 19, 2014

Violin making hasn’t changed in hundreds of years, but access to the natural materials required for the antique craft certainly has. This video explores the recent international regulation of timber species such as ebony as it relates to string makers, like Nathan Slobodkin, an instrument maker from Bangor, Maine.

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Alexa C. Kurzius

Alexa Kurzius has always loved to write. After receiving her B.A. in English and psychology from Johns Hopkins in 2006, she moved to New York and became a pharmaceutical advertising copywriter. It was a delightful awakening; she realized she loved writing about health and had a knack for translating medical jargon into easy-to-understand print and web content. She’s eager to share her experience and to learn all she can about science journalism at SHERP.


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Chris says:

Hats off to whevoer wrote this up and posted it.

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