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Eco-responsible Instruments handcrafters & musicians

Salon de la Belle Guitare – Conference
“The forest and the musical instrument” by Jacques Carbonneaux (APLG, CSFI, EGB)

Saturday, 21st March, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. - at the Moebius bar foyer
Entrance to the Salon : 5 € per day / 10 € pass 3 days

The world’s forests are in serious danger from deforestation and forest degradation, with a forest area of 1.3 million square kilometres lost between 1990 and 2016.
Pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to climate change and unsustainable forest management are a reason for concern and are expected to increase in the future, due to increasing demand of timber coming from the bioenergy and the bioeconomy sectors, in a context where illegal logging continues to be recorded in a number of Countries.
Overall, protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.
In this context, instruments became a high visibility sector carrying great social - cultural values.

Wood represents between 63% and 82% of the average weight of a guitar. It is therefore the responsibility of musical instruments manufacturer but also of the musician to do their best to preserve forests and biodiversity.

 Jacques Carbonneaux

The conference will unroll around four axes:

  • The state of health of the forests, and of the lutherie woods
  • Regulations: yesterday, today and tomorrow (CITES, EU Timber Regulations)
  • The role of the luthier in the preservation of forests and lutherie woods
  • Questions / answers with the public
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