Interesting article on Beacon from the Wall Street Journal. It’s about halfway between where Mimi and I live, and the article talks about the impact of the Dia Art Foundation Museum on the area.
The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival summer season is coming up – schedule here
It’s a great place to see a play, on the banks of the Hudson in Garrison, NY
Podcast featuring music from Songs for Persephone
Interesting article from wikipedia that touches on ideas in Songs for Persephone
For this New Sounds, mutantrumpeter/composer Ben Neill joins John Schaefer in the studio. Lately, he’s been working together with filmmaker Bill Morrison and singer Mimi Goese on a staging of the Persephone myth – Demeter’s daughter taken by Hades to the underworld against her will. The multimedia music theatre work, which will be staged at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) next week, is informed by rock, layered with electronica and silent film projections, and is reimagined as a 19th century theatre troupe’s “antidote to irony.” We’ll hear songs from Persephone and catch up with Ben Neill.
Interesting article from Kurzweil AI on how our brains process music
We are excited about the way our collaboration with Simon Draper and Habitat for Artists is developing for the limited edition package of Songs For Persephone.
On the Merits of Face Time and Living Small by Andy Revkin