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Uploaded on Aug 17, 2009
An excerpt from documentation of violin maker Carleen Hutchins by filmmaker James June Schneider- shot in 1998. Includes two performances of the OCTET (one by the Hutchins Consort, the other at Juilliard).
"Carleen Maley Hutchins was a former high school science teacher, violinmaker and researcher, best-known for her creation, in the 1950s/60s, of a family of eight proportionally-sized violins now known as the violin octet (e.g., the vertical viola) and for a considerable body of research into the acoustics of violins."
In memory of Carleen Maley Hutchins, May 24, 1911 August 7, 2009