What are your future plans? Anything imminent? Will you resurrect the prize pipe competition? Will the Original Pibroch competition become annual? We’d like to make the pibroch writing contest an annual event because the interest from participants was obviously there. Rob Wallace and I have spoken about his arranging the panel and announcements for next […]
Recently, I played Salute to Donald, a version freshly transcribed from Colin Campbell’s Manuscript. There is no recording of the performance, but it was on similar lines to the one that I made for the wiki, linked above. The judge was an eminent scholar of piobaireachd, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the repertoire and the […]
One of my biggest concerns with pibroch pedagogy is that it is directed toward competitions, which are the most antithetical events for audiences ever. As a result, we never train performers how to interact with an audience. We know this is important (studies have been done), and yet: no one teaches the art of audience […]
Putting it all together, here is a recording of my efforts. Please feel free to comment and make suggestions. More importantly: please go out and make your own interpretations! Feel free to submit them here (we will post them)!
Stepping back, how do you view the current state of pibroch composition, the bigger picture? Did this competition show you something about it that resonates with you? Indeed it did. Pibroch as a traditional form of creative exploration is alive and well! With the variety of composer backgrounds and the breadth of submissions, I think […]
We have an exciting announcement. We are releasing our fourth imprimatur: The Pibroch Wiki. It is now available at wiki.altpibroch.com. A wiki is a technology that encourages collaboration: it designed to allow users to edit content, keeping information alive and fresh. Other technologies (web pages, blogs) are designed for one-way static content – you post […]
Here are a few other things for your consideration, things you have never seen before (unless you’re a visitor to this site). First, half grips used as light D-throws: Second, whatever in the heck these are: Additionally, this edre to high-A, which has long since been changed to an embari to high-G (following MacKay’s score): […]