Saturday, April 20, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
my last HD post, Ensemble HD did a live radio broadcast for Ideastream stations in August, 2012 and recorded "Live At The Happy Dog" during two performances in December. We've been working exhaustively since then to prepare a double-vinyl release in May. Here's our new website, ensemblehd.net, so you can keep up with what's about to happen. You can also hear sound samples, check out the radio broadcast, preview album art, and meet the musicians. We're all excited.
Posted by JS at 10:28 PM
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Thursday, May 10, 2012
OMD 4 happened at The Happy Dog last night.
Excuse me. Wow. I haven't blogged in a long time.
OK. Done. My headline says pretty much all there is to say. Well, almost.
Here's the rest:
It may have been my favorite one, but for weird reasons, perhaps. It wasn't hyped this time, which meant that it wasn't very crowded. But that was good- it was mellow. And audible. Also, I didn't play a lot, so I could listen a lot, and I enjoyed the experience.
The radio guys who came seem to be excited about the prospect of broadcasting our next one live, though we will have to have a production meeting to solve kinks-- they were seriously squirming about the dead time while we reset between pieces, which never seems to bother the bar audience. Of course, the bar audience has beer in front of them, not just radios...
Omni String Quartet- Amy Lee, Alicia Koelz violins, Joanna Patterson Zakany, viola, Tanya Ell, cello
Joshua Smith, flute, Frank Rosenwein, oboe, Robert Woolfrey, clarinet, Charles Bernard, cello, Charles Carleton, bass
Here's the set list.
Bartok String Quartet No. 3
Bach Sinfonia for oboe and strings, Cantata 12, "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Sagen"
Milhaud Jacob's Dreams for oboe and strings
Dohnanyi Serenade for string trio
Bach Suite No. 2 in B Minor for flute and strings
Brahms Clarinet Quintet
Carter Scrivo in Vento for solo flute
Britten Phantasy for oboe, violin, viola, cello
Beethoven String Quartet, op. 132
Posted by JS at 6:03 PM