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Publisher Description

This is Not a Violin, it is a Doorway celebrates ReVerse Butcher’s arresting and innovative achievements that were unleashed through Sarah Curro’s perceptive patronage. A process that began with Sarah asking ‘Can you paint a violin for me?’.

The canvas was provided by innovative luthier, Paul Davies in the form of a Spur Semi-Acoustic violin – a ground-breaking instrument that he has developed to bridge the gap between acoustic and electric violins. 

ReVerse Butcher’s concept was to create a nine-part graphic score of a movement from Sarah Curro’s favourite piece of music, and to install that score on the violin. That favourite is ‘The War Requiem by Benjamin Britten’ – raw, difficult and unpredictable music that sets poetry by Wilfred Owen and traditional Latin text for a Mass for the dead.

The completed violin was first used in performance in 2016 during  the ninth concert in Sarah’s VOLUME series promoting the numerous pieces she has commissioned.

This is Not a Violin, it is a Doorway offers readers a rich visual and audio experience as it chronicles an imaginative act in creating a unique doorway into the mysteries of Art.

Biographies & Memoirs
11 November
Make Books Australia
The Images Factory Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

timmeecee ,

A beautiful instrument

A beautiful instrument and a great read!

Huge stew ,

Fantastically creative

An absolute pleasure to behold!

Moxie!!! ,

Amazing concept, beautifully presented

This book is a unique insight into a host of different aspects of artistic practise - from the master craftsman who made the instrument, the artist who painted it, and the music she responded to while doing it, the violinist who plays it ( also the author) there is much to be learned and be nourished by from reading this wonderful multimedia presentation. Highly recommended.