I’m a big fan of Soundcloud! It’s truly for and about music and connection through music. My favorite connection has been with Debs McCoy a lovely, haunting songwriter from England. I had the pleasure of collaborating with her on a track she wrote called The Weight. I recorded many, many tracks of cello which she arranged beautifully. Its a melancholy yearning for sure…
It was chosen to be on http://freshonthenet.co.uk/2014/11/faves130/
Fresh Faves – chosen by our readers over the weekend and reviewed by Team Freshnet moderator Jim Craigen fromAlternativeFriday.com. You can hear all these tracks in a singleSoundcloud playlist here.
It will also be played on the BBC!
THE BBC INTRODUCING MIXTAPE
The BBC Introducing Mixtape is a 60 minute radio show and podcast broadcast on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2-3am every Sunday night/Monday morning and available as a free download for 30 days at the BBC 6 Music downloads page. Since April 2013 the tracklists and timings for each mixtape have been posted here at Fresh On The Net with links & info for all the artists. For earlier tracklists see the BBC Website.
Sloan’s Circle in The Round Solo Folk Review:
The Circle Round is a Showcase for composing acoustic musicians!
@The Shrine, Harlem
2271 Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
In this multimedia oratorio by composer Ted Hearne, four singers inhabit a fever-dream assemblage of media to explore the hysteria surrounding Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning.
The primary-source libretto was culled from Iraq/Afghanistan War Logs. One of the most intense,beautiful and terrifying pieces I have been a part of. The NY Times review describes the power and simplicity of this multi-media experience. http://nyti.ms/1tAjjQb
Composed by Ted Hearne
Libretto by Mark Doten
Directed by Daniel Fish
Mellissa Hughes Soprano
Samia Mounts Soprano
Isaiah Robinson Tenor
Jonathan Woody Bass-Baritone
Nathan Koci Music Director/ Conductor/ Keyboards
Courtney Orlando Violin
Anne Lanzilotti Viola
Leah Coloff Cello
Greg Chudzik Bass
Ron Wiltrout Drums
Produced by Beth Morrison Projects
These songs stretch tall like pines dark with sweet prickly needles. Shades of cabaret, horns and old timey stylings create a fearless album about family legacy and finding your place in the world.
recorded by Marc Urselli at East Side Sound
mixed by Bryce Goggin at Trout Studios
mastered by Fred Kevorkian
horn arrangements by Andy Green
featuring Mathias Kunzli on drums
Dan Willis on Tenor sax/clarinet
Kenny Berger on Alto Flute, Baritone Sax
Mike Fahie on Trombone
Sarth Calhoun on bass
Tony Diodore on banjo