daily kaddish: from Paris


This is the first of a series of primitive Kaddish recordings made while on a business trip to Paris. I recorded these using iTalk Lite on my iPad, and l wasn’t able to post them until getting home due to difficulties with finding free wifi, not having my Mac along, and so on.

The content of the recordings is also primitive, since I didn’t have any instruments along. The first night out, I layered over Mira’s voice a performance on my iPhone’s “Virtual Piano” app. This app does have the ability to change octaves, but I wasn’t able to do that fast and smoothly enough, so I did some octave-switching on the fly in order to keep “Kaddish” in the app’s main octave.

I also wasn’t able to do all that without getting a little bit lost in the piece. You’d think that after over two hundred recordings of the piece I’d have it thoroughly memorized by now, but no…

About erin

Erin Vang, PMP, BMus, MMus, is Owner and Principal Pragmatist of the consultancy Global Pragmatica LLC®, offering custom JMP scripting, localization program management, and facilitative leadership services. She is also an orchestral horn player who freelances in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays assorted brass for the celebrated dance bands Midnight Smørgåsbord and contraPtion. More about Erin…
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