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<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/J_TJgDqWxKg” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> interview by Laura van den Boogert. Film made by Artximity & Bureau Bronkhorst. Music: Undine flute Sonata by Reinecke performed by Dora Seles and Emese Mali.

Interview with Maarten Visser


Never give up is the title of a moving account by Rae Terpenning of her journey from a paralysed troke victim to a flutist once again. The plays on a flute built for her by Maarten Visser of Flutelab. It is supported by a floor stand, has full one-hand mechanism […]

Never Give Up- FQ article


Flutelab has uploaded a video about all the possibilities for supporting the vertica flute. Instrument holding is fundamentally different with the vertical flute, and over the years a number of solutions have been created which are shown is this video on youtube.

vertical flute holding video



Focal dystonia is a neurological condition which robs many a musician of her or control over the instrument. It seems to be task-specific, and it can hit any musician, but for reason bagpipe players are more prone.  The Globe and Mail had featured this video about dancer Federico Bitti who […]

Using the body to cure focal dystonia



A student in Wisconsin has used a 3-d printer to print music so the blind can read it with the fingers. The article does not mention how musicians can read and play at the same time, but still its a great invention. http://www.3ders.org/articles/20150113-wisconsin-graduate-student-develops-3d-printed-music-scores-for-the-blind.html

3D printed music for the blind





Andrea Brachfeld in the USA has managed to cure herself of focal dystonia. And what is more, the writes and talks about it. The case she describes has all the classic features: perfectionism, emotional stress, over-practising and ignoring early warning signs. What is novel about her approach is the strong […]

Cure for Focal Dystonia