CURRENT PROJECTS Irminsul with Gypsy Johns at Burning Man in Nevada - August 2009 Irminsul will be guest keyboardist and vocalist with up and coming gypsy/prog band Gypsy Johns at this year's Burning Man festival. This enormous event takes place annually at Black Rock City, a festival-only settlement in the Black Rock Desert just north of Reno, Nevada. The band will take the stage at sunset on August 31st, 2009 for the opening of the festival, and will be playing selections from their first album Tales of the Stone Bear. Memories of Lemuria "Channeled" music is a growing interest in the changing world of alternative spirituality, and currently living on the Hawaiian islands has given a unique opportunity for Irminsul to explore what the islands have to say. Locking into the murky and ancient traces of the once great continent of Mu, Irminsul is wrapping work on his latest CD "Procordia Humana", a collection of channeled music sessions relating to the lost land known as Lemuria.
Procordia Humana is scheduled for release in late August, 2009. New Music for an Old Instrument The seven string bass viola da gamba, once popular during the French Baroque period, lost ground to the more modern violin in the 1700s, and was pushed into obscurity. But thanks to viol virtuoso and preservationist Dr. Phillip Serna, this beautifully toned, versatile solo instrument is enjoying a renaissance thanks to his concerts and a new program he hosts, called "Viols in Our Schools". Dr.
Serna is also hosting a score call for new works for 7 string viola da gamba, which Irminsul has responded to with two original compositions. "Pastorale" and "Angelica and Ruggiero" have been submitted for consideration for the Spring 2010 Viola Concert to be performed by Dr. Serna. Other News Irminsul is also wrapping up compositional work on the follow up to his first piano CD, available here on Last.fm entitled "Pianoworks, Vol.1". Volume 2 is shaping up to be a colorful collection of pieces which further explore Irminsul's neoromantic piano roots tempered with dashes of modern melodic cadances.
Release of PianoWorks Vol. 2 is scheduled for late Fall of 2009, and like the first album, will be available here on Last.fm. You can contact IRMINSUL on Last FM at IrminsulHarp or through his official website www.irminsul.biz Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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