We listened to each of these tracks twice, the first time to listen to lyrics or the "first layer" of music, which is what ever you instinctively listen to. The second time through we focused on listening to the way the arrangements are layered and built to support the song. There were definitely some really interesting and strong opinions, some "I never need to hear that agains" while others loved that same track and the feelings switched.
However these tracks make you feel, dig into why, try to figure out what is about them that you do or do not enjoy. Lean into the discomfort.
The first track is Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas - Calliope Meets Frank
Bros Landreth - Greenhouse
Josh Ritter - Best is for the Best
What do we do?
Join us to be inspired by music from around the world, no preparation, prerequisites, or practicing required. I’ll read a short composer bio, highlight some historically relevant material or interesting context, we’ll listen to a piece of music, and then take the time to reflect on what we heard, ask questions, and explore.