Linsey is well known all around Australia as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, North America and Asia since 1996. He established The Multicultural Arts Centre of Western Australia as wells as performing at most of the major Festivals around Australia. On top of recording 33 albums (solo & with various groups), he has worked as an instrument maker for 40 years and has designed many new wind instruments. Linsey has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from found objects such as rubber gloves, carrots, watering cans, chairs, brooms and bins.
He specialises in woodwind instruments from Eastern Europe having studied Macedonian bagpipes in Macedonia.
Macedonian Gaida and my own invention – the Australian Kitchen Glove Bagpipe
Falling in love with the sound of the Macedonian Gaida
Playing …but enjoy both
Hybrid Macedonian / Australian
Renaud Garcia-Fons, Charlie Mariano, Eberhard Weber
Double bass & /or electric bass
Woodford Folk Festival (Queensland, Australia)
well ….for 2016 ……it’s creating a 275 person Carrot Clarinet Orchestra in Amsterdam
Rubber glove bursting in the middle of a performance
…..but do you play the REAL Bagpipes? Or, how often does the rubber glove burst?
They are a totally ‘complete’ instrument
As told to Andy Letcher