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Otter Bay Productions
PO Box 72041
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6R 4P2

 

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statue, Santa Cruz California  © photo: r.minden

 

      The name of this website "LostSound" pays tribute to Thomas Jefferson Scribner. During the 1970's and into the 80's you would find him playing the musical saw on the streets of Santa Cruz, California. The lost sound is how he described the sweet, forgotten voice of the carpenter's hand saw which he learned as a young boy on Vaudeville in 1910 . If you visit the city centre mall in Santa Cruz today you will find a remarkable bronze sculpture of Tom Scribner crafted by Marghe McMahon in 1978. It is an uncanny likeness of him playing the "lost sound" and stands as celebration of a passionate life as a worker, labour organizer, lumberjack, writer and folk musician.

       
                                                                             © photo: r.minden

 

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

Credits:
illustrations and photographs: Nancy Walker
sounds on this site are derived from acoustic sources selected from the recordings
of the Robert Minden DUO & Ensemble
performance photographs: Henri Robideau

website construction: Jedd D.N.Horvath

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