I am back in Toronto for a while now playing some great concerts with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, however I wanted to share some stories about the journey of ACRONYM. We just spent a few days together at Avaloch Music Institute in New Hampshire, and learned some really great new repertoire - among my favourite - is a Sonata by Biber called Jocunda, a very strange and wonderful piece that highlights the variety and improvisational aspects of Biber and the music of his time so well! I am also delighted to inform you that we went into the studio the following week, in New York at Oktaven Audio and made another record. It is so incredible to make such great music with friends and colleagues that you share so much love of the music with. It feels incredible to be in the studio and have everyone in the ensemble, and in the booth, just routing for the group, our concepts, our ideas, our sound.
The four fiddlers in ACRONYM are Beth, Adriane, Johanna and myself, and we all met at Marilyn McDonald's studio in Oberlin, Ohio, almost 15 years ago. I will share a photo of the four of us below, because we have such a great time together, and Jeff Weeks, a photographer that joined us for a few hours at Avaloch this summer captured it quite beautifully.
This weekend we are all meeting up in Clinton, New York for a concert at Hamilton College, performing with our dear friend Jesse Blumberg and playing a program of all Rosenmüller. It's is going to be a fun show - if you're in the area, drop by and come listen!!!
on tour. kickin it. playin.