Music is a mystery for people who play it, write it, listen to it, and write about it. The only thing I can really do when I try to say something about music is assume.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Kadynja and Reel de Marguerite
This is Ben's banjo medley of Kadynja (from Moldova, the "new" name for Besserabia, the homeland of my grand maternal ancestors--and Ben's great-grand-maternal ancestors), and Reel de Marguerite, which is French Canadian:
I am active as a composer, a violist, a violinist, a recorder player, and as a teacher. I began my professional musical life as a flutist, and spent a lot of quality time as a baroque flutist, but both of those instruments spend their time tucked away in a drawer, while my violin, viola, and my viola d'amore are often tucked under my chin.