Whisperer in Darkness: Der Erlkönig

"Der Erlkönig"

Real things in the darkness seem no realer than dreams. — Murasaki Shikibu Nacht und Wind The first sound is a rhythm, a staccato burst of piano triplets beneath a brief, rising and falling melody evoking hoof-beats. A horse races through a windswept wood at night, bearing a beleaguered boy … → read more

Podcast: Not For Kids Only
Episode #16-33 | airing 8-17-16

It’s been really warm here in the Northeast with humidity levels higher than usual during the Summer. I have noted a distinct decrease in the number of kids coming out to play in these sultry days. I can recall that by this time in the Summer I was bored with … → read more

STEVE GILLETTE and CINDY MANGSEN: Berrymania

          STEVE GILLETTE and CINDY MANGSEN Berrymania Compass Rose www.compassrosemusic.com   Marvelous vocalists and acoustic multi-instrumentalists Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen have spent a lot of time driving around the country for the last two decades or so and as the latter comments in her brief … → read more

STEVE GILLETTE & CINDY MANGSEN: Home By Dark

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen: Home By Dark

        STEVE GILLETTE and CINDY MANGSEN Home By Dark Compass Rose 13 www.compassrosemusic.com   After some twenty albums between them, including four prior duo albums, premier songwriters and song interpreters Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen give their individual muses rein on Home By Dark. The result is … → read more