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Owen is a master carver. Having spent time in his fathers workshop he began making musical instruments at the age of fifteen.  He works in Wiltshire specialising in early bowed strings. Owen's grandfather was also a violin maker and repairer and left Owen his tools, notes and books. Owen likes to work with local materials and uses sycamore, pear, plum, laburnum, holly and boxwood among many others.

 

The instrument featured in this film is a 6 string bass viol after Henry Jaye 1624.

 

Music: Ground and Divisions in Eminor by Christopher Sipmson played by Bianca Brajuha playing her own Owen Morse-Brown viol.

Sonorous Carving