You don't give yourself enough credit. Your instruments are amazing and the
music you make is quite pleasing. Thank you for sharing!


On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 9:25 AM, Chris Nogy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Wanted to share a little crossover story. I build very early period
> instruments, and the audience for these products is disturbingly small. It
> is my hope to be a major player in a movement that is trying to
> re-introduce the sounds these instruments produce into the modern, living
> musical tradition. So I tend to go where there are experimental musicians
> and show them instruments in the hope they might have come inspiration for
> their use.
> Such an opportunity popped up a couple of weeks ago. Here in Grimfells
> there is a recording studio called East Hall. The owner has been developing
> a project now for a couple of years, and 2017 is the newest chapter in the
> project. Known as Full Moon Sessions, this experimental program is focused
> on producing an original song every month in a 5 hour time frame recorded
> analog real-time (with overdubs where necessary).
> Each month, on the first day of the full moon, the studio opens it's doors
> at 7pm to any musicians in the area who want to participate. Starting at 7,
> the gathering writes, arranges, writes lyrics for, practices, and records
> the majority of tracks for the song. At 11:59 pm. the studio work stops and
> the preliminary mix is created and distributed to the musicians for their
> input into the final project. The next night additional fill tracks and
> isolated vocals are recorded. Then the recording is over and the final mix
> with just that information is begun. The plan is to have the final mix
> completed and published by the new moon of that month. Kind of a neat
> process.
> I showed up at 6:30, wanting to show some instruments and leave before I
> interrupted the actual work being done. To make a long story short (yeah I
> know, who are you and what have you done with Kaz), next thing I knew I was
> sitting on a bench with my rose lyre (see picture) with a surface mount
> pickup and a little Supro amp and mic, and we were working.
> I can't say the genre is my favorite, jazz-pop fusion with beat poetry
> rappish vocals, but for a cooperative effort between all the musicians (who
> were all much more experienced and professional than me, I was the weakest
> link and knew it) this came out well, quite possibly a first in musical
> history (white boy poet rap jazz with Anglo-Saxon lyre). I plan on showing
> up again to see what happens. (I really like the intro - piano and lyre
> with just a seasoning of percussion)
> Hope you like - it's free. And if you would please share, these folks did
> this for free and I would like to at least try to tip the hosts with some
> exposure.
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