Erik the Flutemaker

Music in the Grove 11 Comments

Is there music in the grove? Is bamboo surrounded inside and out with music?

Can bamboo communicate?  If so, how? Can one interact with living Bamboo?

Bamboo Trivia 1 Comments

Interesting facts about the wonderful world of Bamboo.

My First Flute 9 Comments

Up to this time I owned and loved a wooden flute that was made in India. The strong wood revealed a lovely grain. A brass ring hugged the end of it, looking like a prince from a far away land...

New Times Interview

When he's in the middle of a bamboo forest, Erik Sampson hears music.Today, though, Sampson isn't in the jungle. He's standing before a clump of bamboo rooted inside a nine-foot-square planter fashioned from logs, in a sunny part of the back yard of his ranch home on an acre of land in western Davie. Usually, he hooks a trailer to the back of his Ford Bronco and travels to Fort Pierce or Homestead to harvest bamboo on acres of land where it grows so thick that it creates green shadows. Today, he is reenacting the harvest for the benefit of New Times.

History of the Flute 5 Comments

A four holed flute made from a femur bone of a bear was found in a cave in France. Flutes have been found in tombs in Egypt and depicted on their walls. Clay flutes and whistles have been dug up in the cornfields of the Mayan peoples of Guatemala. From Africa to Asia the flute has left its mark. Recently, flutes made from the wingbone of ancient cranes were discovered in China. Clay pan pipes in the Andes and double flutes seen on ancient Greek vases.

Erik the Flutemaker
14701 SW 18th Court
Davie, FL 33325
Phone: +1/954.424.6502

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