if you want to listen along with us
Yes, you are welcome to listen along. We would like to make this available as a podcast and also put links in the blog timeline. However, until we secure permission from the publisher to record and podcast, we can only share the recordings privately.
If you would like to listen in the meantime, please do this:
- Send Erin email or send Mira email. One of us will reply with a DropBox sharing link.
- Each day, click that link to get the day’s new recording.
- Recordings come out daily, sometime between midnight and midnight. Usually before dinnertime.
- Please also sign up for your own free Dropbox account and install the software. (Do not skip the second step, please.)
Getting your own (free!) Dropbox account and installing the software is not a requirement of listening, but your doing so from this referral link will earn me more free space in my Dropbox account, and for this project, I’m going to need it. Before long, you will wonder how you ever got along without Dropbox.
Using the best headphones you have is a good idea. Computer speakers don’t reproduce the horn’s distinctive timbre well.
This is a process, not a product
The musician has not worked on “Kaddish” (by Lev Kogan, published and copyright by Israel Brass Woodwind Publications in 1982) seriously for over twenty years, and she starts this process fairly out of shape, having not practiced horn at all for several weeks. Each daily recording is done in one take, with no editing, and with no practicing of “Kaddish” beforehand.
This project explores, among many other things, the process of a musician working up a performance from the beginning, including the challenges along the way. As such, the recordings are not final productions of a complete artistic expression; they are a journalistic record of a process.