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Christoph Hense

Krešimir Cindrić
Quadruple Ocarinist x 5
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Joined: May 14th, 2009, 1:31 pm

May 7th, 2011, 10:51 pm #1

Christoph Hense learned making ocarinas from Olivier Gosselink. I met him in 2010 on the Festival in Germany, but this year at the Festival in Budrio I got to try (and buy) one of his double ocarinas. He is fairly new to ocarina making (it is his hobby) and doesn't sell ocarinas yet, but the prototypes he made so far are excellent.

The ocarina in my possession is a double alto (tenor) F made in the style of Olivier Gosselink (with the glaze done in Gosselink's workshop). The sound of this ocarina is very similar to the sound of Gosselink ocarinas: very crisp, clean, bird-like on the high chamber and beautiful, deep, resonant tone on the low chamber. The balance of chambers is excellent - the two chambers sound as one.
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I have a video of Ocarinadiva playing this ocarina. I may upload it later.
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Joined: February 14th, 2011, 9:08 pm

May 8th, 2011, 12:48 am #2

Hmm, interesting. Not a fan of the looks personally, but I would very much like to hear that sound sample.

Lucky guy to be able to learn from Oliver Gossellink. I'm glad he wasn't too worried about giving birth to opposition by teaching his trade to another. This is the way it should be.

[+] Ocarina Wish List
Giorgio Pacchioni C1
Giorgio Pacchioni G4
Giorgio Pacchioni DoppiaV G2
Giorgio Pacchioni TriplaS Bb3
Giorgio Pacchioni DoppiaV F4
Focalink TAC Forte
Giorgio Pacchioni TriplaV C5
Noble Contrabass
Plaschk (hmm, not sure what tuning?)
Teacarina set
Hind "Sweet Potato"
Baritone Bamboo Sax
Beginners Introduction to the World of Transverse ocarinas

My YouTube Channel No performances yet

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Joined: December 11th, 2009, 9:12 pm

May 8th, 2011, 1:42 am #3

I don't typically like glazes, but this is kind of pretty. It reminds me of a fish. Perhaps the lovechild of a cunner, a gourami, and a parrot fish.

Quadruple Ocarinist x 5
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Joined: April 28th, 2011, 4:18 pm

May 8th, 2011, 2:24 am #4

Yea, agree with Crumpy. Not so keen about it's looks, but definitely very keen to hear what it sounds like!
[+] My Ocarinas
:ocarina: Jade Everett AC
:ocarina: Oberon Ocarinas AC
:ocarina: Hind Tenor F
:double: Tytoalba DAG

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Joined: October 25th, 2010, 11:29 am

May 8th, 2011, 1:56 pm #5

I'm very jealous, but you already knew that ^^
A double that sounds like a Gosselink, that's good good news!
Those who would sacrifice tone for range deserve neither! ^^
[+] My current ocs
Focalink 12 hole AC
Focalink DAG
Rotter piccolo Lang C1 13 hole
Songbird Muse in Eb
Rotter alto C 12 hole
Rotter alto Bb 10 hole
Rotter soprano Bb 10 hole

Wish list: More Rotter ocarinas, Gosselink ocarinas!
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Triple Ocarinist
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Joined: October 30th, 2010, 5:05 am

May 8th, 2011, 10:36 pm #6

wow that looks great! please upload the sound sample :D

Everett Ocarinas
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Joined: May 29th, 2009, 2:25 pm

May 14th, 2011, 10:41 am #7

The shape and colour is a lot more appealing in person to be honest, and once you hear it...well, let me just say it is one of the most beautiful ocarinas i've ever heard (and played, thankyou Kres for letting me play it!). I really hope Christoph continues to make such fine ocarinas and i hope it pays off for him someday - he's got talent and potential, he could do very well c:

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~ * Maker of Everett Ocarinas - made in Great Britain * ~

Quadruple Ocarinist x 2
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Joined: July 3rd, 2011, 8:48 pm

May 11th, 2013, 5:21 pm #8

Hey everyone,

Christoph now has a new website with some updates, including his new doubles. As a student of Mr. Gosselink, you can expect great things from his ocarinas, sound and looks wise. I've invited him to join TON. Here is the new website:
"Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words." -Alte Oper Haus, Frankfurt, Germany

PSA: Modern agriculture is a good thing.
[+] My Ocarina Collection
:pendant: Oberon 6 hole Sopranino Eb
:pendant: Songbird Black Spiral 4 hole Sopranino F
:pendant: STL Blue Rupee 6 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Tenrai 8 hole Soprano C
:pendant: Terry Riley 5 hole Soprano Bb
:pendant: Clayz Turtle 4 hole Soprano A
:oldoc: Vintage Mathieu 10 hole Soprano C
:ocarina: Menaglio Sol 2
:ocarina: Pure 11 hole Alto D (Prototype; Refinished by Larry Tew)
:ocarina: Rotter 10 hole Meissen C3
:ocarina: Terry Riley 10 hole Alto Bb
:oldoc: Vintage Guido Bondi 10 hole 13C
:ocarina: Spoony 10 hole Bass C
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate G
:inline: Mountain Polycarbonate C
:inline: TNG 12 hole Inline Alto C
:double: Alan Albright Eb/Ab

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Joined: January 12th, 2012, 11:26 pm

May 11th, 2013, 5:35 pm #9

Jade posted some pictures of a Cristoph Hense double she bought at Budrio this year. It's on her Facebook page if anybody's interested.
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Wollemi Pine
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May 11th, 2013, 7:08 pm #10

Thanks for the update, Jubal!
[+] Some Ocarinas I Own

Multi-Chamber Ocarinas
Pacchioni Tripla-P C5 (Bass)
Triple Huaca
Bon Solist Triple
Dinda Double AC
Dinda Triple AC
Maparam Triple

Transverse Ocarinas (Sweet Potato)
:aria: Aria, Tenor C
Aria, Alto G
:muse: Songbird Muse (Eb & F)
Songbird Dragon Tooth, 13-hole (D)
Zin: Soprano C, Tenor C (Bass)
Hamlett, Alto C
Epicai Crab Claw (E)

Spoony AC
Dreambirth Abstract Bass
Robert Hickman AC

Inline Ocarinas
Hind Tenor F
Mountain Aluminum G

Pendant Ocarinas
Whistleworks Killer Whale
STL Mouse

Vintage Ocarinas
:oldoc: Fiehn: C1, B2, E4.5, D5 (1877 stamp), C6, A7.5, G9, C13, G17
:budrio: Chiesa
:budrio: Canella
:oldoc: Teschner
:oldoc: Old Glory: C, G
:oldoc: Gretsch: C, G
:oldoc: EWA: F
:oldoc: Guido Bondi (GB)
:oldoc: Hopf
:oldoc: Reform
:oldoc: Missnia
:oldoc: "Original"
:oldoc: Mathieu (metal)
:oldoc: Waterbury

Broken Ocarinas
:brokenoc: None!
[+] Wish List

:budrio: Vintage Ocarinas (PM me if you have any for sale)
Maparam Ocarinas (PM me if you have one for sale)
fm12692's Bass
Hind Double Sweet Potato
Spencer Double
Pacchioni Classic & Quadrupla-P
Focalink AC Triple Forte
Menaglio Do 7
Purple Clay Triple
Osawa Forte Triple
ABC Notation Primer Guide - Learn how to easily create sheet music and ocarina tabs