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Francisca Braga Plays “Empty House”

October is the time for ghosts and vampires and saws. Francisca Braga, a sawyer from Brazil, plays the song “Empty House” in this beautiful, haunting video. The blade of the saw is used in the beginning like a mirror to give a reflected view of Francesca while she plays among the spiders and trees. She is playing a lame sonore, a French version of a musical saw, a professional sort of saw with no teeth and a much wider octave range. Listen and enjoy the eerie atmosphere a saw can create.

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Rowena Southard, your blog hostess, is a musical saw enthusiast who lives in California. She loves all kinds of music and has a special fondness for unusual instruments.