After no less than thirty-four years at Camac, our head technician Daniel Piré is retiring at the end of this year.
Daniel joined the Société Camac at the time when we were still making pan flutes, followed by lever harps. Because Joël Garnier got into making harps step by step, Daniel accumulated a broad range of experience in the same way. He worked on everything from lever harp finishes, to the entire construction of single- and double-action harps, and found his interest in harp regulation growing.
Those of you who have ever organised festivals will probably remember having an "arghh!" moment at some point or another. Sometimes, you'll even see a member of the generally cucumber-cool Camac team sprinting from the lighting box to backstage right because they've suddenly remembered they are supposed to be presenting the flowers. But time and time again, a soft magic gently unfolds across the event. This magic brings everything together, and creates an overwhelming feeling of friendship, and joy in sharing music.
Tanned, glowing and wearing sombreros, we're back from our holidays! You can send us an email, call us on the phone, browse our online boutique and visit Claude and Olivier at l'Espace Camac in Paris.
L'Espace Camac has extended its opening hours, and is now open six days a week instead of five: Monday - Saturday, 11AM - 7PM. It has also been beautifully renovated - about which, more in due course!
Mini blue, chrome finish, l'Espace Camac
We're all heading to Geneva at the end of this week for our annual Camac Festival!
The advance information about the festival has not changed so, rather than repeat myself, you can read it here. In a nutshell, this annual event aims to present some of the brightest stars of the harp's different styles and genres (a range so diverse that it never fails to amaze and delight us), highlight the work of local harp scenes (which is why we choose a different venue every year), and offer the best commercial opportunity possible (the largest exhibition of Camac instruments you will ever find in one place). It is also an ideal opportunity to have your harp regulated (please reserve an appointment in advance for this).
The wonderful artists performing for us this year deserve a paragraph of thanks containing no parentheses at all. There will be four fabulous duos: Isabelle Moretti and Magali Mosnier, Ghislaine Petit-Volta and Jean-Marc Volta, Sophie and Marie Hallynck, and Sileas - Mary Macmaster and Patsy Seddon. We're also delighted to welcome Petra van der Heide, Tara Minton and her trio, Bernard Andrès, and the harp professors and students in and around Geneva. A huge thank you to them all!
If you haven't yet reserved your tickets - which are free - call +33 (0) 2 40 97 24 97, or email email@example.com!
Harpblog is also looking forward to the chocolate
I'm looking for a (paid!) temporary assistant to help me with the French versions of everything I write for Camac.
This is for a short period of maternity cover, starting on September 3rd. The work involves translating from English into French, as well as correcting some of my own French correspondence, sometimes (but hopefully not all the time) to tight deadlines.
If you are a native French speaker, you read English fluently and you are interested in this work, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.