More on Carnegie

Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2006

I'm just back from BART in New York State where we workshopped the first few songs from my Carnegie commission. There were quite amazing musicians involved, not least of which being my two singers Melissa Wegner and Yang Yang (pictured)



Osvaldo Golijov (with me below) and Dawn Upshaw led the process and provided lots of helpful advice.



I also met crazy accordion man Michael Ward-Bergeman - here doing a bit of composing:



Michael had some great Romanian music he introduced me to (he's played with Taraf de Ha´douks), including the extraordinary voice of Dona Dumitru Siminica. Read more about Michael's zobstick on my Instrument Blog




COMMENTS



Ivan Sears commenting on More on Carnegie:
Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 19:07

This is a very interesting version of a cajon. I have been using one occasionally to provide percussion for open mic night activities, however, it is not mine. So, in looking at one, I saw no reason that I shouldn't be able to build my own. These appear to be very complete instructions and seem to bear out my hypothesis. Yes, of course, I do have woodworking skills, but not those of a master.

Thank You for posting this!



Stephen commenting on More on Carnegie:
Friday, October 9, 2009 at 18:25

Hi David

Considering building a Cajun myself and came a cross your website early in my browsing. Thanks for posting the pdf it will help tremendously.

Good Luck & Regards - SC










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