Linsey Pollak

Linsey is well known all around Australia as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, North America and Asia since 1996. He has also performed at most major festivals around Australia and recorded 35 albums (solo and with various groups). He has devised many large Festival pieces such as BimBamBoo!!, Sound Forest and The Dream of Zedkat Nabu, APRA Performance of the Year - Queensland 2013. He has worked as a musical instrument maker for 45 years and has designed many new wind instruments. Linsey specialises in woodwind instruments from Eastern Europe, having studied Macedonian bagpipes in Macedonia. Linsey has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from found objects such as rubber gloves, carrots, watering cans, chairs, brooms and bins.