The Musical High Roads and Low Roads Converge in “A Scottish Fantasy”

The Mindful Bard by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 34 2014-08-29 Album: Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy (link here.) Artists: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rory MacDonald, with violinist Nicola Benedetti “My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe, My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.” – Robert Burns “The classical and folk story is one of endless collaboration and crossover, shared material and playing techniques. Our education categorises and separates traditions that were never that far apart. The … Continue reading The Musical High Roads and Low Roads Converge in “A Scottish Fantasy”

Not Your Average Black-and-White Existentialist Road Movie

Gregor’s Bed: Nebraska by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 33 2014-08-22 Film: Nebraska Director: Alexander Payne Writer: Bob Nelson DAVID: Hey, Dad, how about we go see Mount Rushmore? WOODROW: We don’t have time to see that! DAVID: It’s just 30 minutes off the interstate. And we’re right here. WOODROW: It’s just a bunch of rocks! – Dialogue from Nebraska Woody wants to go to Nebraska to pick up his million dollars in winnings. His family knows the “sweepstakes” he’s supposedly won is just a scheme to get people to buy magazines, but Woody is going to … Continue reading Not Your Average Black-and-White Existentialist Road Movie