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Restaurierung eines Besson Tenorhorns

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January 2019

Bau von Bögen in G, F und E zu Cor Solo von Tabard à Lyon

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July 2018

Restaurierung eines deutschen Waldhorns von Wernecke Berlin 1868

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April 2018

In Zusammenarbeit mit Isabel Osselaere: Entwicklung einer neuen Methode bemalte Schallstücke zu restaurieren.

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November 2017

Gelungene Wiederbelebung:
Rückbau einer Klappentrompete von Franz Stöhr, Prag um 1830.

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July 2017

Neu! Ich habe eine Sauterelle ascendant für ein Courtois Naturhorn gebaut.

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January 2017

Inspired from an old Raoux-Millereau catalog I built a Sauterell for an original Courtois Neuve Ainé.

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November 2016

Ein sehr spezielles Instrument verlässt soeben meine Werkstatt.

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April 2016

Gerne empfange ich Sie ab 18. April 2016 in meinem neuen Atelier am Heckenweg 1, 3007 Bern.

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Summer 2015

Sommerakademie 2015 der Akademie für alte Musik Bruneck/Brunico, Italien. Martin Mürner, Vortrag: „Das Horn in der Wiener Klassik“ - „Einblicke in die Tätigkeit eines historisch-informierten Instrumentenrestaurators“.

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Approach - Example: the saxhorn

For detailed information  please contact me personally...

1. Sketch

Draw up a diagram localising and pointing out the damages

2. Survey

List all damages with accompanying photographs

Formulate an action plan for the restoration

3. Dismantlement

Disassemble the instrument to all its individual components

Test each of them to judge its potential to be reused 

Research

  • Locate historical documents, images, patents of the instrument or similar variations
  • Undertake an XRF-Analysis
  • Measure the thickness of the tube walls

5. Cleaning

Clean each component with either one of the following three methods, depending on level of contamination:

  • cuproten bath and sodium carbonate neutralisation
  • mechanical cleaning with nylon or wire brushes or
  • ultrasound

6. removing dents

removing dents

7. Laser Soldering

Punctual soldering the damaged parts can fix the instrument without interfering with its tension

8. Replacing heavily damaged parts 

As much as possible we'll try to use original materials and tools that correspond to the history of the instrument

9. Reassembly 

The instrument is reassembled and rough marks from the restoration are removed without erasing characteristic features relating to its history and restoration


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