Songs of Calamity

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down, Of the big lake they called ‘gitche gumee’ The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead, when the skies of November turn gloomy. So, opens one of the great disaster songs, Gordon Lightfoot’s The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald . This is something I […]

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Sounds of Catastrophe

Recently I was invited to go on Contact on PBS-FM (our fabulous public broadcaster). It is an overnight show, hosted by the fanatastic Adrian Meade, which explores ambient music. WE had an hour long chat (at 5am!) about disasters, trauma and the role of music in helping, understanding and healing. This is a topic that, […]

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