Bassoon maker Leslie Ross at work. Ross will speak at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on March 21. ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Bassoon maker to explore sound

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Historic bassoon maker Leslie Ross will give a presentation on her approaches to bassoon-making, creating invented instruments and designing sound installations when she visits the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30-7 p.m.

An instrument maker, musician and sound artist, Ross will focus on the ways in which these activities are different – and similar – ways of exploring the nuances, textures and delicate movements and being of sound.

Ross started making replicas of historical bassoons in 1984 and modern bocals in 1993. After decades based in the Lower East Side of New York, she relocated in 2014 to an old canning factory near the Bagaduce River in Blue Hill. Visit

This event is free and open to the public. Call the library at 244-7065.



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