This is an archive post.  This year (2018) Baroque Flamenco is part of a new program called "Building the Bones" - read about "Building the Bones" here

We all want to experience passion in our lives.  Come on, admit it – you DO look twice at the bodice-ripping covers of trashy romance novels, don’t you?

But what if you don’t want to have to repair your bodice night after night?  What if you don’t even HAVE a bodice?

How can we EXPERIENCE passion in the life we actually have?

Passion is all about expressing, embodying, revealing.  The tempo quickens, grace falters and the raw rhythm of desire takes over.

When we’re empassioned, we’re filled with ourselves in action.

At the same time we’re gloriously taken out of ourselves.

This is what I wanted to experience – and to create – when I wrote my harp piece “Baroque Flamenco.”  I wanted to experience being a Flamenco dancer without having to actually learn the steps, to experience the grace of being a queen without taking over anyone’s throne.

I wanted to EMBODY the character – and the characters of this music –  and to embody their story, just as if I were — all by myself with my harp – a romance novel about the rivalry between a two powerful women: a queen with the power of grace, and a Flamenco dancer with the power of rhythm.

And that’s what I want to give YOU when you experience the piece as an audience … or as a player.  And THAT’S why I created an online course for harpists specifically to explore this piece – it’s called “Baroque Flamenco BEYOND the Page.”

So what’s ON the page?

The piece is now written in manuscript and played all over the world.  It’s a show-stopper, a concerto, a chamber ensemble piece …

BUT it started as an experiment. An experiment in how to embody freedom and passion on the harp.  And in my upcoming course “Baroque Flamenco BEYOND the Page” I take harpists back to the roots of the piece so they can create their own version – a version that allows each play to express – and experience – passion at their own level of ability.

Join me to go BEYOND the PAGE in a 5-Week Creative Adventure and become your OWN musical romance novel!


This is an archive post.  This year (2018) Baroque Flamenco is part of a new program called "Building the Bones" - read about "Building the Bones" here

This post was originally published in 2016

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