Monday, 13 February 2012
To What Strange Place
Yesterday, on a silvery & slight Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of listening to Ian Nagoski give a talk concerning his compilation of early 20th century recordings of Greek & Armenian immigrants made in New York. He was lucid & literally inspiring as he catapulted these musical spirits into the room with such a joy that it was impossible not to throw my own in - below is a video introducing his work, & here is a link to the cd. It felt surprisingly important to get a sense of how his project came to fruition - clearly a work of love - free of nostalgia, hoardism & not in the least credentialist.