Today I was thinking about all the things that have inspired me as a flute maker. The most influential people would have to be my High School Ceramics teachers Suzi Gonzales and Brian Jensen. Brian gave me a sheet on how to make whistles out of clay and I was mesmerized! Suzi put up with loud shrieking sounds as I added some kind of whistle or flute to every assignment for three years.
I have to give credit where credit is due: Link the main playable character in the Nintendo game Zelda was a huge inspiration. I had a friend that said I should make an ocarina like the one in Zelda: Ocarina of Time which I proceeded to do.
I also had the Gameboy game Zelda: Links Awakening which was an intense game that incorporated all sorts of instruments. Link always carried an ocarina in his gear to play tunes on that would carry him to certain places depending on the tune. It was also pivotal in completing the game because Link used the ocarina to wake the windfish after all the nightmares had been destroyed.
So, yes the Nintendo Zelda games have been very influential in the creation of Wowflutes. So I have included a short little animation with a song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Lost Woods) played in the background on the Relic Wowflute. Just learned this song today!
Link Finds the Relic!