- ebony tree
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Object Domicile31 - 37 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8000
Object Origin(Possibly) Avogi Musicals (India), Indian Mirror Street, Janbazar, Taltala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
(Possibly) circa 1940-2000.
The structure of the violin, as well as its sound, depend on the peg. It gives tension to the strings, as well as their pitch. This peg was most likely made in India, but was found separate from its violin. It’s quite worn, which leads me to assume it has been well used, and wonder where it has been and what people have played using it.
I see the peg as a symbol of balance; it is crucial in the structure and sound of the violin. There are four pegs needed by the violin, and they all contribute to the overall structure, but are tweaked into their own pitches.
There is a lot of discipline and stress in learning and playing the violin. I have been playing the violin for most of my life, but I haven’t played for a whole year. I spent an obsessive amount of time and emotions in ‘mastering’ this instrument, and now it is just gone. I realise now how I made playing an unhealthy practice, when I should have been enjoying it.
When looking at this peg, I am reminded of the many facets that make up the violin and my life. That their pieces sometimes need to be tweaked back into balance.Contribute information to this page