What would the world without music be like? I don’t know and I don’t wish to find out. Today’s theme for Black and White Sunday is MUSIC. You know the drill: post your photo for the challenge before next Sunday, link to this post, and leave me a comment bellow. 

Reno Schulz playing Fujara, San Gimignano, 2014

©Paula Borkovic


Reno Schulz is a musician stationed in San Gimignano, Italy. He plays several types of flute. The one featured in my photo is Fujara – traditional Slovak flute, and you can hear how it sounds in the enclosed You tube video. I did not record Reno’s sounds, but I managed to capture his portrait while he was holding a private concert for us. And yes, he also plays the music on the attached mp3.

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  1. I’m sitting here in our screened-in porch, listening to that wonderful flute music with the sounds of rushing winds. Outside it is raining, with occasional thunder in the distance. It’s dark outside and I can hear various noises in the woods. I guess you could say I’m experiencing the wonders of nature set to this relaxing music. Thank you, Paula, for such a lovely moment! 🤗

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    • Thank you for listening to it, Jo. I don’t think he ever thought of it as being uncomfortable, but it is such a demanding work. Happy week ahead, Jo.


  3. This flute is simply extraordinary, Paula. The size and sound of it. Your photograph well captures the internal and external intensity needed to master it.

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    • Thank you kindly, Tish. You are so right. It is a demanding venture. I loved meeting Reno there. You should have seen him talk about music. It’s a true passion.

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  7. Fascinating, Paula. Not the size I expect a flute to be. Great to hear as well as see.

    After much thought, I went with your mention of the end of music. Let’s hope it never happens! -

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    • Yes, not the size what one would expect from a flute. It has been used by Slovak shepherds in the past. 🙂


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  13. I’d never seen a flute like this…and must be extremely difficult to play wit such an instrument!
    Hope I’ll manage to listen to the music , sooner or later…
    Your post is super, Paula!

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  15. The Fujara makes a lovely sound, Paula. I had to search for a video of it actually being played. It is interesting to see and to see the carvings/decorations that adorn it. Thanks for the introduction to its beautiful sound.


  16. If it wouldnt have been about music…i wont be the phase i crossed of my life with music… So,for me music is everything


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