Reflections on Art and Life
Thank you for everything! The last five years have enriched me with new friendships, scenic natural surroundings, and much inspiration for music composition and art making. I am grateful. But now I must follow a new path and make room in my life for new possibilities. My family and I are preparing for a cross country venture, all the way to the West Coast. We are 85% sure we will land in Portland, Oregon.
I just discovered Dosia McKay (through the lutenist Will Tocaben’s recording of PARTING) & she thinks she’s coming to my home town (Portland, Oregon)! She will be very welcome here! The lute-work she wrote is fantastic; how sad that it’s been arranged for of-all-things a GUITAR! Why does not she recognize the beauties, the challenge, the scope of the LUTE? What is that matter with her! (from an old lutenist/violist who’s too old for anything…but who has just discovered her in all her intelligence…) when will the lute be properly recognized as the great instrument it is, & its varieties be recognized ??! (She is remarkably great I must say!)