Sandywoods Gets a Little 'Hurdy Gurdy' This Weekend

The Jobe/Redfearn Project presents a Hurdy-Gurdy Palooza this weekend at Sandywoods.

Credit: Sandywoods Center for the Arts
Credit: Sandywoods Center for the Arts
The Jobe/Redfearn Projects presents a Hurdy-Gurdy Palooza this Sunday at Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton. 

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30. Tickets are $10 in advance and at door. 

An evening of extraordinary music, featuring two acclaimed innovative composers, a host of talented musicians, and a wild assortment of "big instruments," including the amazing Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy, and many smaller instruments as well.

The hurdy-gurdy is a medieval stringed instrument played by turning a rosined wheel with a crank and depressing keys connected to tangents on the strings.

The design and construction of the giant 10-foot long Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy was funded by a New Works grant from the Rhode Island Foundation in 2002. It is based on an image from a painting by Hieronymus Bosch, "The Garden of Earthly Delights."

With a full range of sounds in the bass and contrabass range, the instrument has been integral to Steve Jobe's work since its completion in 2006.

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