Monday, June 16, 2008

Back from ZF: into the maw of the medieval beast

Back from Zoukfest--still processing. A beautiful shout-out to the Usual Suspects at Rev Thompson's blog (and the bastard made me cry with the Tolkien reference). Jump-starting straight into another musical world: that of medieval performance, which we all learned at the feet of Tom Binkley. At the behest of another musical mentor, the great Peter Burkholder, we're redoing some of the medieval pieces for the magnum opus music history textbook, Grout/Palisca. Will try to blog the process of rehearsing and recording, but no guarantees.

Taking off from a joke that Roger Landes made during his ZF solo concert (and upon which both Randal Bays and Stanley Greenthal picked up) we all more-or-less did meet in one line-up or another.

It was all the cops' fault. You don't put guys like us into a room together.

Now playing: Andy Irvine - Forgotten Hero
via FoxyTunes

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