Linsey Pollak makes music with everything from carrots to irrigation pipe. Mr. Pollak has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from found objects such as rubber gloves, watering cans, chairs, brooms, and bins. He dreams of a society that doesn’t have a word for musician, because everyone plays music (just as we don’t have a word for “breather” because we all breathe).
Linsey is a well-known Australian musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, North America and Asia since 1996. He established The Multicultural Arts Centre of WA and has co-ordinated five Cross-cultural Music Ensembles in three different States. He has also performed at most major Festivals around Australia and recorded 34 albums (solo & with various groups)
He has worked as a musical instrument maker for 40 years and has designed many new wind instruments as well as specialising in woodwind instruments from Eastern Europe (having studied Macedonian bagpipes in Macedonia).