I've been making recorders and pipes for over 10 years. I learnt this job with my father, a recorder maker since 1975.
You will find here a short description of my instruments.
My father and I make Renaissance and Baroque recorders after originals. They are perfect for professional musicians, but also for amateurs who want to play good quality instruments.
We travel around Europe with our instruments and show them during i nternational early music exhibitions (Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Belgium, The Netherlands, France,...)
I met a one-hand pipe and psalterium researcher and maker, who lives in Bearn. This man has measured a lot of instruments from his area and now reproduces them. He works with a special care in order to maintain playing, manufacturing and sound specificities.
He generously taught me everything he knew about one-hand pipe making.
The numerous travels I made through the Pyrenees as well as the musicians I met led me to diversify my instruments (pipes from neighbouring traditions, other keys, ancient/modern/traditional tunings...).Thus I can meet the needs of most musicians.
Xavier Vidal, a French musician and ethnomusicologist, asked me to make a copy of a French whistle, originally in D, which people play in Quercy. It's an instrument with obvious fingering, on which European folk tunes can be played easily. I now make/offer this kind of whistle in different keys such as C, A and G.
Since I live in Catalonia, I'm obviously interested in the flabiol: a very popular local recorder, that is played with one hand although it has 8 holes !
Thanks to the help of Pau Orriols, I now also make
Cobla Flabiols, with 4 keys : a virtuous and strong instrument that remains a challenge for the instrument makers who try to make them.
There are so many different one-hand pipes, my instruments list(catalogue)increases every day. Thanks to orders for custom-made instruments and because I am curious by nature.I know offer, for example, the rociero tabor-pipes from Andalusia, the English tabor-pipes, the tabor-pipes from the Middle-Age, from the Renaissance, the French galoubets (tabor-pipes from Provence)...