A Luthier Livestreams Himself Building A Violin To Benefit Musicians Impacted By Coronavirus
For one whole week at the end of March, from early every morning until late at night, Jacob Brillhart livestreamed himself from his violin-making workshop in Chelsea, Vermont. The videos archived on Facebook depict a serene tableau: Brillhart, in a black apron, bent over his workbench, soft sunlight pouring in from the skylight. Every once in a while he stops to fiddle with his phone. Then, it’s back to the minute, delicate work of carving a violin from scratch.