The Agony and Ecstasy of an Oboe Reed Maker
Craftsmanship
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Craftsmanship
The Agony and Ecstasy of an Oboe Reed Maker
Jun 01, 2023 Season 5 Episode 6
Craftsmanship

Oboists can spend more time making reeds for their instrument than playing their music. One such musician, the comic monologist Josh Kornbluth, has a lot to say about reed making's painfully exacting process.

"The Agony and the Ecstasy of an Oboe Reed Maker" originally appeared in Craftsmanship, a digital magazine about master artisans and innovators, and the architecture of excellence. You'll find many more stories, videos, audio recordings, and other resources on our site — free of charge and free of ads.

Written by JEFF GREENWALD

Introduction by KATHERINE MONAHAN

Narrated by JEFF GREENWALD

Produced by KATHERINE MONAHAN

Music by MIKE SNOWDEN / BLUE DOT SESSIONS