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