A Morning with Nadège: From Paris to Australia

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What is your music background? What were your earliest influences?   There are two pieces of music that inspired me to sing. One was an album of Gershwin songs by Ella Fitzgerald and the other was “Dido’s Lament”, an aria … Continued

Juliana – A Song for Orphans

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Not wanted by her family, an orphan sets out to make it on her own. She closes the door to her biological parent’s home, unwanted, and walks down the long dirt country road for the last time. She is now … Continued

Letters From Adeline

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Mr. Foxx Frequency is a music channel that features melancholy indie folk music. It’s quite addicting. Once you start listening it’s hard to stop — especially nice for mellow mornings and late nights. Listen to Letters From Adeline on Mr … Continued

Lovers Impromptu: The Song & Video (Interview)

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What was your thought process in the beginning stages of writing the song, “Lovers Impromptu”?   My wife and I were in Bardejov, Slovakia; a city in the east of the country that has an intact medieval town square with … Continued

The Kinora Album Cover

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“Kinora” is a collaborative musical collage inspired by the ups & downs of my personal journey. Having the opportunity to work with brilliant musicians both locally and internationally, the songs have a quality of world music. The album cover is … Continued

What’s Spinning?

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I’ve been fascinated with all sorts of vinyl record animations during the creation of the “Kinora” album. The album concept is centered around animated pictures put to music; taking inspiration from simple animated toys such as the phenakistiscope or praxinoscope. … Continued

Tragedy, Change, Romance

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Music is personal. It’s a laying open of oneself. Sir Edward William Elgar said of his Cello Concerto, “If ever after I’m dead you hear someone whistling this tune on the Malvern Hills, don’t be alarmed. It’s only me.” Music … Continued

Interview with Drummer Yatziv Caspi

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  Growing up in Israel, what music opportunities did you have? It looks like you were introduced to the Indian Tabla drum at a young age, and you also play other interesting percussion such as the Udu drum. Did oriental … Continued

Path to Kinora

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  The Kinora, an early motion picture device, was the most successful home movie machine in Britain before 1912. Similar to a flip book, quick moving pictures created a simple animated movie. Intrigued by early methods of cinematography (the kinora, … Continued

Magic of Dreams

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  I went to bed the evening of March 5th with no plans whatsoever to write a song the following day. On the contrary, I was planning to record a short cello part and piece together other bits of recordings … Continued

Mischief, Mystique and the Muse

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Singer-songwriter Jade Alger is of another time and place. An otherworldly dreaminess pervades all 15 songs on his forthcoming album, Unfolding the Muse, to be released September 9, 2016. A master of atmosphere, Jade engages his audience through emotion and … Continued

Unfolding the Muse

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Music to me is like breathing. It comes easy and gives a full voice to what I’m expressing. Now that it’s been over a decade since I’ve compiled an album, my best release yet is underway. Recorded in 2001, ‘The … Continued

It Happened at Piccadilly

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Yesterday our shadows kissed on a fairground wall Today I rehearse Jazz syncopation Overlooking a web of city lights and Spa Island The moon, locked in sky, begins her quiet revolt She awaits her nightly performance from behind    the celestial … Continued

Musings on the 19th Century Marionette Figure

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The marionette is the most accomplished of all the actors. This Master of Illusion has the dexterity to exchange heads, exhibits an untold number of personalities, and is able to morph into someone or something else. The puppet show was … Continued