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Sigh... not today!

14 Jan 2021 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  So, with this week's Coronavirus press conference in The Netherlands... the expected news that we are will be continuing the existing lockdown for at least another 3 weeks. With that, comes the now quite unsurprising calls and emails from the va...

'Keep Your Head Up' - New Original Lyrics

14 Jan 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Bryan Divisions

I've gotten back into the habit of writing my lyrics with pen and paper, as opposed to writing them electronically like I've been doing for so long. The other day, I woke up fresh in the morning and wrote these lyrics in my tree of life book, a mot...

Adagio from Duo for 2 Viola d'amore (Anton Huberty, 1722-1791)

12 Jan 2021 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

Farinelli's Ground · Adagio (1st mvt) from Huberty Duo for 2 Viola d'amore Finally, I've got this first movement of the Huberty Viola d'amore duetto finished. Things are little slower when you are also dealing with kids at home! From needing ex...

A wonderful concert - Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

10 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Dennis76

As many places are still locked down, or even if not, unable to hold or host live performances, supporting our local bands and orchestras has never been more important. The concert below, which was held in Melbourne in 2020, is a wonderful sensory ex...

Recording a Huberty Viola d'amore Duo

6 Jan 2021 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  This week (or bleeding into next week...), I'm hoping to complete a recording of the first movement (Adagio) of a Huberty Viola d'amore duo that I had heard about over the last summer. Getting the music has been a little bit tricky, as there is...

Blockchain projects in the Music Industry to keep your eye on!

27 Dec 2020 4 minute read 2 comments Jaco1456

If you've been following me since my first post you would have read that I've outlined 3 major areas in the Music Industry that I can see obvious cases for decentralization. Middlemen in all these categories have been reaping the rewards of hardworki...

Getting some repertoire in the fingers for Viola dámore!

22 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments bengy

  After getting my Viola dámore back from the luthier with a new and better fitted bridge, I've found that the sound of the instrument is a much warmer and stronger, especially in the middle and lower registers. Well, that shouldn't be a surprise...

Recording a concert for online

20 Dec 2020 1 minute read 0 comments bengy

Just snatching some time between playing pieces for a Christmas recording! Today, we were supposed to have concerts at the church which our home base. In exchange for being able to use the church for recordings and rehearsals, we provide music for s...

Viola d'amore in tip-top shape again!

15 Dec 2020 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

    Last week, I had taken my Viola d'amore back to the luthier who had made it, to have a new bridge recut and fitted after it was a bit jury-rigged for a repair a couple of years ago. It's a bit of a trek to get out there, almost 2.5 hours by tr...

Music editing for fun....

8 Dec 2020 2 minute read 2 comments bengy

  Due to the Coronavirus regulations in Netherlands, choirs are not able to rehearse in person at the moment... and the concerts are pretty much an impossibility. So, one of the choirs that my wife plays the piano for is doing a video with all the...