Current Projects


Mrs Curly & the Norwegian Pipe

    Over the last 27 years I have invented and made dozens of wind instruments such as the Saxillo, the gaidanet, the watering can clarinet and the carrot clarinet, Mr and Mrs Curly (contra bass clarinets), Crow (a narrow bore bass clarinet made from Crows Ash) and dozens of variously tuned clarinis (keyless clarinets). […]
Carnaby's Black Cockatoo edit 2

Dangerous Song This musical work is a collaboration between Linsey Pollak and Lizzie O’Keefe. Linsey Pollak – Live Looping endangered animal calls using midi wind controller Lizzie O’Keefe – voice Linsey plays animal calls using a midi wind controller where breath, lip pressure and fingering control real animal call samples. He uses Live looping technology to […]
rubber glove 1

"Live and Loopy" (solo show)

Duration flexible ( 40 – 60 minutes) Linsey makes music by live-looping instruments of his own making such as “Mr Curly” (a contra-bass clarinet made from garden hose), the Rubber Glove bagpipe, a watering can clarinet and the Saxillo (a wooden sax made from an Olive tree he planted). He also makes a clarinet out […]

DVA with Tunji Beier

“Dva” (pronounced D-vah) is simply the Macedonian word for “two” which expresses the great love of playing together as a duo shared by its two members: Tunji Beier and Linsey Pollak.Linsey and Tunji first performed together at the “Border Crossings Festival” in Germany in 1996 and have played together ever since.  Although they have travelled […]
Unusual Suspects

The Unusual Suspects

The Unusual Suspects – A 24 piece street band – 8 drummers, 6 saxes, 2 trumpets, a clarinet, a tenor horn, 2 trombones, a sousaphone, an ipod, a cittern and a banjo. Unusual music in unusual times and in unusual clothes. Balkan, funky dance music for dancing in the streets (or anywhere really).Their repertoire begins […]
The Extinction Room

The Extinction Room

The Extinction Room is a solo music performance piece by Linsey Pollak.It is a sound  piece creating music from the sounds of endangered & extinct animals.In this performance of approximately 45 minutes,  the audience will wear blindfolds and be taken on a journey into the Extinction Room….. a sound archive of endangered and extinct species […]