Personify

Personify is an interview series based on Holly’s Master’s research project, exploring the relationship between musicians and their instrument.
While the original interviews followed a fixed structure, recent entries use the relationship as a jumping off point for a wider musical conversation.

Rieko Makita

Holly Redshaw: Does your instrument you own now have a history or biography you could tell me about? Rieko Makita: I think my piano is about fifteen years old? But it’s been either restored or kept in very good shape.

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Christopher Michie, Flute

Can you describe three key or memorable moments with your instrument? Christopher Michie: I think playing in Buckingham Palace was one. Yep, Charlie boy was there. Then, I think it was in August last year, Aimee and I (my flute

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Alison Wormell, Bassoon

Can you describe three key or memorable moments with your instrument? Alison Wormell: Um, is this with my instrument now, or instruments that I have owned in general? Holly Redshaw: They can be bassoons in general! AW: Golly! I think

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