An electroacoustic double reed instrument
that controls effects machines and synthesisers.
Bassoon is a unique Australian double-reed instrument constructed
from a 2.6 meter leather tube [the equivalent length of a bassoon].
This conical bore instrument was designed and built by Gary Greenwood
specifically for and in collaboration with Joanne Cannon.
Leather is a flexible material, allowing
itself to be looped and curved to achieve a playable shape.
the instrument's early music equivalent; the serpent [an instrument
constructed from wood and then covered with leather], the serpentine
bassoon is constructed from two sheets of polished leather; providing
a good acoustically reflective surface inside and out.
tube is then wet-formed into the specific shape and heat dried.
Leather is less resonant in comparison to other acoustic materials.
This facilitates amplification without the usual worries of screeching