Cleveland December 2011

'Sacrum Mysterium' set-up, Cleveland.

Enjoying our time here in Cleveland with members of the ensembles La Nef, and Apollo’s Fire, soprano Meredith Hall, dancer and guitarist Steve Player, and hammered dulcimer player Tina Bergmann. Our first performance of this tour went really well last night- great energy onstage and huge ovations from the packed church. There are still 5 performances left… More info here.

For this concert and recording project, I am using a smaller collection of instruments. My thanks to Cooperman Drums, for not only custom-building my tambourine, my bodhran, and a small tabor-style drum, but also for generously providing me with a large, prototype davul/ tapan while I am in Cleveland. It sounds huge!