Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Concerts This Weekend

Ready for some kickin' Early American and English dance tunes and totally transcendent all-male vocal music in The Cathedral of St. John The Divine??? Get thy corpus up to the "largest gothic anything in the whole damn anything" just up the Red Line here in Gotham, Saturday night at 8pm, and Sunday at 3pm. It's gonna melt your soft parts and give you strength. We (New York Early Music Foundation) just did an audiophile recording live to two mics in the hall this week, so the stuff will be fresh baked, and in that spacious reverberant chamber it's gonna be wet, wet, wet....I am sure there will not be a dry seat in the house. You are gonna love the "gut string trio"...fiddle, chamber bass(a sort of cello-y thing) and six key flute. De lovely Paul Shipper is also doing some citern, guittern, and drummy things too.
Much love to all, Christopher

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Old Flail

On the news that one of my flute heroes had made the grade and ascended to the land of light last August, I began to assemble a bouquet of tunes of his to send out into the ether for his pleasure. The upcoming tour will feature some threads in the tapestry that was his life. His lines often cover new ground, and the doors he opened with those lines are at once old and new. Vincent Broderick spent much of his life writing and organizing tunes for the enjoyment of others.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Itinerant Piper

Hi Kids! Here are some solo and duo tour dates for the Mid-West in November...
-Sunday, November 9th, 7:30pm: Radio Radio 1119 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, "Solopipes" show
-Thursday Nov. 13th, 7pm: Holland, Michigan: Third Reformed Church: Duo show with harpist, Martha Waldvogel-Warren
-Friday, Nov. 14th, 8pm: Wealthy Theater, Grand Rapids Michigan: Duo show with harpist, Martha Waldvogel-Warren
-Sunday, November 16th 3:30pm: Loeb House Inn, Lafayette, Indiana, Duo w/ Martha Waldvogel-Warren

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Piping planetwide, waves of music cause international incident.

NEW YORK - Recent reports indicate that audible waves of piping have been interfering with corporate plans to "cause a worldwide bummer". First detected by the Very Large Array Radio Laboratory in the U.S. Southwest as a carrier wave distributed by community radio stations such as KZMU Community Radio in Moab, Utah and WWOZ Community Radio in New Orleans, Lousiana, the highly mobile source of this odd but uplifting event seems to be Uilleann Piper and Flutist, Christopher Layer. World leaders, refusing to be swayed from their personal missions to behave abominably towards their own species, other lifeforms inhabiting the Geosphere, and their wives, are in a confused and vulnerable state. One such leader when queried on the issue said: "Umm, well, I guess I'll just have the BLT Double Broiler without lettuce instead." An obvious reference to the "massive-shortage-in-fast-food-crisis" that is looming on the horizon, and currently threatening to cause widespread unemployment in the foodservice and healthcare industries. Welcome to my blog, kids! Please leave a message after the tone. And remember folks: The moving sidewalk is coming to an end, so your step.