Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Illuminating Music: Just What the Doctor Ordered

A true tonic for the heart, body and soul. “Cohencentric: Leonard Cohen Considered” prescribes Lesson 1 in Dr. David Goza’s recently launched educational video series, “How to Listen to Music”. Musicologist Goza, Visiting Associate Professor of Music at University of Oklahoma, distills, in the lecture hall and online, “A Descriptive Analysis of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ Sung by Allison Crowe”.

Professor Goza notes @
“I'm starting a new educational series to give my students some ways to think about music, and I'll probably post them here from time to time. This one involves a heartbreakingly beautiful performance of Leonard Cohen's ‘Hallelujah’ by Allison Crowe ( )."

Dr. Goza, who teaches World Music at OU’s state-of-the-art facility, in his posting expresses "nothing but admiration for Ms. Crowe's extraordinary artistry.”

In turn, Allison’s honoured and grateful that her performance of Leonard Cohen’s song is part of, and launches, this wonderful new series.

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Saturday, February 03, 2018

Hours - Allison Crowe and Band - Welcome to Us

2018 will see the release of Allison Crowe’s “Fluttering”, an illuminating book of poetry/prose, and Allison and band will unite on one continent or another to advance the exciting sounds of “Rare Birds”, their next studio album.

First to hatch, though, is “Welcome to Us” – a sensational and fun album of music captured live at the LSPU (Longshoremen's Protective Union) Hall in St. John's, NL, Canada. Here’s a preview from Act 1 (the guitar-based songs – piano-centric songs comprise the second act). Enjoy!

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