. . . a limited access to tools creates
boundaries to your work. . . .
~ Catherine Thompson
A native of Canada, Catherine Thompson describes herself as a "semi-nomadic musician" dedicated to using what she finds, and using minimal fuel and minimal technology to produce whatever she makes, including instruments made from gourds, bone, antler, wood, cording, bark, and other natural materials and remains. In this brief video filmed in the summer of 2010 on the prairies of Saskatchewan, Thompson, a composer, vocalist, and visual and material artist, talks about her life as she demonstrates turning a deer's leg bone into a flute.
Process: Bone Flutes with Catherine Thompson from Etsy on Vimeo.
Thompson recently began a project involving long-distance travel on horseback and incorporating music, song, and story-telling: "the Sun and the Wind" Project.
Catherine Thompson Profile at ReverbNation (A selection of her musical compositions is available here.)
Catherine Thompson's Image Gallery at Picasa
Other videos of Thompson's collaborative projects are available here.