While searching for a sound that connects archaic-ethnic music styles with baroque and other early music, in 2012 SUPERSONUS - The European Resonance Ensemble began to form itself. The final instrumentation as a quintet came to being in 2014, involving the musicians Marco Ambrosini (Nyckelharpa/Jew’s harp), Eva- Maria Rusche (Harpsichord/Piano), Anna-Liisa Eller (Kannel/Frame Drum), Anna-Maria Hefele (Overtonesinging/Guzheng) and Wolf Janscha (Jew’s harp). - Supersonus.eu
"aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey is accompanied by Monica Martin, guitar. The song, brought to broad audience by Ralph Stanley, is a traditional Appalachian folk song, listed as number 4933 in the Roud Folk Song Index. It's generally attributed to the musician and Baptist preacher Lloyd Chandler, but it was likely taken or adapted from folk songs already existing in the region. - wiki"
"Namtchylak is an experimental singer, born in 1957 in a secluded village in the south of Tuva. She is proficient in overtone singing; her music encompasses avant-jazz, electronica, modern composition and Tuvan influences. Being the daughter of a pair of schoolteachers, she grew up in an isolated village on the Tuvan/Mongolian border, exposed to the local overtone singing
"Monk recorded the album with the M6 Montclair State University Singers. The work was originally performed at BAM in collaboration with artist Ann Hamilton (who has joined us listening Margin from time to time). In the NYTimes review (see link), _Ms. Monk has written that her inspiration for
"April 4, 1967 was one year to the day before he was assassinated. King spoke in NYC at the Riverside Church, saying it was _time to break the silence_ about the Vietnam War. His forceful denounciation cost him
"Born & bred in Black Mountain, NC, Flack at 85 years old, occupies -- in the words of author Jason King, she occupies -- _a complex place in popular music_. Her father pulled her first piano out of a junkyard. He & his wife cleaned it up and painted it a beautiful grassy green (link). At 15, she was awarded a full scholarship to Howard University. Flack is a member of the Artist Empowerment Coalition, which advocates the right of artists to control their creative properties. She is also a spokeswoman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease last year. According to DNA analysis, she is of Cameroonian descent. -- wiki"
"Finnish composer Sibelius is best known for his symphonic work. He wrote 7, bridging the first World War, and according to wiki, his compositions helped solidify national identity when Finland was trying to gain independence from Russia. The other four movements in this miniature are When the Rowen Tree FLowers, The Aspen, The Lone Fir, and The Birch Tree. Sibelius was a great nature lover. "
" Gillet began studying cello when she was 9 living in Singapore. Her teacher, Irmina Ilano (sp?) began instruction by having Gillet hug her cello for one month before starting to play it. Thanks to listeners Jon & Cleo for turning me on to her. See lnk for Jon's 2019 profile of Gillet. From bandcamp - Belgian-born Helen Gillet is a singer-songwriter and surrealist-archeologist focusing on the worlds of electronic sound and acoustic cello. She moved to New Orleans in 2002, where she has developed an eclectic palette of experimental, jazz, folk, funk, pop and classical."
"Known as Mama Africa, Makeba (who was married for a time to Stokley Carmichael, a leader of the Black Panthers). Sheformed the all-woman Skylarks early in her career -- in the 1950s -- before moving into her various activities as a solo performer, actress, ambassador, and activist. "
"Arthur Mason on the piano. Lemmy Mabaso was one of South Africa's most famous penny whistle stars. He first worked with the Alexandra Junior Bright Boys, then joined the _King Kong_ cast which toured the U.K. circa 1960. Later he became a session musician, playing penny whistle and saxophone on many mbaqanga jazz records. "
Masmano is Associate Principal Oboe and Cor Anglais of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (Granada City Orchestra) since 1996 and Professor of Oboe and Orchestral Repertoire at the Conservatoire of Music in Aragon since 2009. He was born in Valencia - forummusikae.com
"The band, aka Les Fleurs de Lys, released this as a single in 1967 with Chris Andrews singing lead. It was written by the band's guitarist drawing the melodyfrom Johann Sebastian Bach's _Air on a G String_. - rateyourmusic.com"
Recorded on Feb 4, 1967. _She Moved Through The Fair via Morocco, Iraq, Turkey, Bulgaria, India and various New York jazz clubs featuring Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus before returning to Erin’s Green Isle! I saw Davey play many times at the Cousins and elsewhere back in the 60s. I’ve never seen anyone else play guitar with such improvisational freedom over so many musical genres - truly magical. Davey blazed across the guitar world like a comet 50 years ago, lighting the path ahead for others to follow. A unique artist, he’ll be remembered and revered for as long as 6 strings are tied to a box. _ - René Dessalines (Youtube comment)
Namtchylak is an experimental singer, born in 1957 in a secluded village in the south of Tuva. She is proficient in overtone singing; her music encompasses avant-jazz, electronica, modern composition and Tuvan influences. Being the daughter of a pair of schoolteachers, she grew up in an isolated village on the Tuvan/Mongolian border, exposed to the local overtone singing – something that was generally reserved for the males; in fact, females were actively discouraged from learning it (even now, the best-known practitioners remain male, artists like Huun-Huur-Tu and Yat-Kha). However, she learned much of her traditional repertoire from her grandmother, and went on to study music at the local college, but she was denied professional qualifications. Quietly she studied the overtone singing, as well as the shamanic traditions of the region, before leaving for study further in Moscow. She's released nearly 50 albums to date. - wiki
"Inspired by artist from Frederic Chopin to Radiohead and Imogen Heap, Los-Angeles native Connie Lim experienced something of an awakening in her college's underground piano rooms. - YouTube" Her parents immigrated from Hong Kong . Her name is a configuration of her first two initials w/her name spelled backwards. - YouTube
Beaucarne was one of Belgian/American cellist Helen Gillet's father's favorite poets (find her ealier in the program/playlist) & influenced her returning in later years to the french chanson that figures prominently into her repertoire.
Adapted from Brel's _Ne me quitte pask_ Merrill & Getz dedicate this version to Virna Lisi Pieralisi (8 November 1936 – 18 December 2014), better known as Virna Lisi -- a Cannes, award-winning Italian film actress. - Youtube Stan Getz - tenor saxophone Daniel Humair - drums Joachim Kuhn - piano Torrie Zito - piano Helen Merrill - vocals Jean-Francois / Jenny Clark - bas
"From Goodreads.com- In this collection of poems the author returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts."
"Produced by Manfred Eicher. Guirdjieff was a Russian philosopher, mystic, spiritual teacher, and composer of Armenian and Greek descent. Gurdjieff believed that people cannot perceive reality in their current condition because they do not possess a unified consciousness but rather live in a state of a hypnotic _waking sleep_. [wikipedia]"