This blog is dedicated to the sublime instruments called nose flutes and which produce the most divine sound ever. We have chosen to discard all the native models from S. Pacific and Asia, for they need fingering to be played. We'll concentrate on "buccal cavity driven" nose flutes : the well patented and trademarked metal or plastic ones, plus, by a condemnable indulgence, some wooden craft or home-made productions.

Mar 29, 2016

Nasenflöte und Pickelhaube!

Do you remember Steven Parkes, the British nose flute amateur maker who carved great and funny flutes ? Just check here! Steve just posted a funny video in which he plays the nose flute and the banjo.

« I'm also wearing a German pickelhaube for added silliness! » he declared. Indeed!

Mar 28, 2016

The Bocarina® Pro - Part V : Ceramics

To conclude (momentarily) our presentation of the new Bocarina®, let's have a look at some specimens Chris Schuermans made in glazed ceramics. Remember Mr. Schuermans is originally a ceramicist, before entering the plastic nose flutes manufacturing...

Chris sent us (the Nosy Diva and me) as gifts (thank you Chris!!) two great samples, pressed in a mould, then glazed and fired at high temperature. They share the same characteristics than the plastics ones, but obviously aren't soft and can't be bent.

The other little difference come from the position of the logo (down the mouth shield), in a simpler design.

Three other specimens, absolutely stunning, have also appeared in the Japanese toy shop Galiton:


Related links :

- The Bocarina® Pro - Part I : A new star is born !
- The Bocarina® Pro - Part IIa : Reviews
- The Bocarina® Pro - Part IIb : Reviews
- The Bocarina® Pro - Part III : Prototypes
- The Bocarina® Pro - Part IV : Interview
- The Bocarina® Pro - Part V : Ceramics