If your experience is anything like ours, attending the arts was a regular part of your life until you had children. At that moment, the arts suddenly became a luxury… more thoughts about the inaugural parallel concert for adults & children, May 11th, at the National Opera Center
ljova and the kontraband
for several uniquely varied weeks in April-May 2013, Ljova kept a diary at the request of the Journal of the American Viola Society. Read the article.
a preview of “The First Rite”, Ljova’s arrangement of the folk sources from Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”
a special announcement about Ljova and the Kontraband going to WOMEX
“What kind of music do you make?” — This is a question that composers and performers get asked all the time, and, if you’re anything like me, the ideal answer is a diversion. “Well — at our last show, everyone was given complimentary ice cream, and everyone lost five pounds just by listening!” That’ll pique some interest. It’s just as dishonest as saying that what I make is a mix of “classical, jazz and world music” — it’s none of those, yet borrows from all.