It is always a great pleasure to work with musical artists to help them realise their vision. Sometimes it is as simple as picking the right instrument off the shelf. Other times it is a full-on consultation, back and forth with ideas, prototypes, sound recordings and so on. Here are a few of the more notable people who own some of my hand-crafted instruments:


  • Bashiri Johnson (Michael Jackson)
  • Billy Hulting (Zappa Plays Zappa, Barry Manilow)
  • Bob Becker (Nexus)
  • Dame Evelyn Glennie (solo percussion)
  • Damon Reece (Massive Attack)
  • Daniel Pemberton (movie soundtrack composer)
  • Danny Elfman (movie soundtrack composer)
  • Danny Farrant (Buzzcocks, Movie and TV scoring)
  • Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention)
  • Edward Freytag (Aretha Franklin)
  • Emil Richards (so many movie scores!)
  • Jerome Deupree (Morphine)
  • Joe Travers (Zappa Plays Zappa)
  • Lea Mullen (George Michael)
  • Lisa Pegher (solo percussion)
  • Louis Conte (Madonna)
  • Luke Flowers (Cinematic Orchestra, Corrine Bailey Rae)
  • Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson)
  • Pete Lockett (Peter Gabriel)
  • Sebastian Rochford (Polar Bear)
  • Scott Amendola (Mike Patton)
  • She-e Wu (solo percussion)
  • Terry Bozzio (Frank Zappa)
  • Thomas Adès (composer)
  • Will Calhoun (Living Colour)
  • William Winant (John Zorn, Secret Chiefs 3)


 

  • Andy Cavatorta (synthesiser consultation)
  • Between Music: Aquasonic (Underwater instruments)
  • Björk (Gamelan-Celeste Hybrid)
  • Ed Carter (Electromagnetically "bowed" bell plates)
  • Stella Artois (Chalice Symphony glass instruments)
  • Wolfgang Tillmans (top secret project)
  • Amsterdam Royal Concergebouw Orchestra
  • Bath Philharmonia
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
  • Bergen Philharmonic
  • Between Music: Aquasonic
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Colorado Symphony
  • City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong
  • Cleveland Symphony
  • Ensemble Bash
  • Deutsche Opera, Berlin
  • Finnish National Opera
  • The Florida Orchestra
  • Graz Opera (Austria)
  • The Halle Orchestra
  • Houston Symphony
  • Hungarian National Philharmonic
  • Israel Philharmonic
  • The Juilliard School of Music
  • London Symphony Orchestra
  • Nashville Symphony
  • National Symphony Orchestra of London
  • NDR Symphony Orchestra (Hamburg)
  • New York Metropolitan Opera
  • Opera Australia (Sydney Opera House)
  • Opera North
  • Oslo Philharmonic
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • The President's Own US Marine Band
  • Pulse (Belgian Percussion Quartet)
  • Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden)
  • San Antonio Symphony
  • Savaria Symphony Orchestra (Hungary)
  • Seoul Philharmonic
  • St Louis Symphony
  • Stockholm Opera
  • Stockholm Symphony
Portrait and background image
by Andy McCreeth