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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reaching the Promised Land (and the Roman Baths and British Museum)



Michael Levy has posted a link to a fascinating video about an ancient seed in Israel that germinated against all odds. And don't miss his upcoming concerts at the Roman Baths and the British Museum. While you're at the museum, stop in their gift shop and buy some of Michael's CDs, the same music you'll hear playing in the "Silver Service" exhibit. Mark your calendars . . .

My Ancient Biblical Lyre has reached "The Promised Land"!

I was very pleased to stumble upon a direct link to a fascinating video by the Israeli Radio & TV journalist, Yishai Fleisher , featuring music from my album "The Ancient Biblical Lyre" - my evocation of the lost sound of the ancient Biblical lyres has finally reached "The Promised Land"!

Here are some details about this awesome video: 

"Yishai Fleisher heads south to visit the Arava Institute and the date palm they are growing from a 2,000 year old seed. The growth of this ancient seed against all odds surprised the scientists who nurtured it. Arava’s Dr. Elaine Solowey describes the miraculous process of bringing the ancient seed back to life and growing it into a young tree. As the Jewish people tenaciously cling to the Land of Israel, this little seedling hangs in there with them." 

Here is a direct link to the video:


Many thanks to you all, for all your invaluable support in my dailly quest to "get my music out there"... please "spread the word"!

Live lyre gigs at the Roman Baths & British Museum and physical CDs of my Roman-themed albums soon available from the British Museum Shop!

I am pleased to announce some live lyre gigs coming up very soon, at both the world famous Roman Baths at Bath Spa, UK on Saturday 18th May & at the British Museum on 17th June - for full details on these events, please see my website calendar:


UPDATE: 

My Lyre Concert at the British Museum on 17th June is for British Museum Members Only!

I have just learnt that my live lyre concert at the British Musuem on 17th Juneis to be a free event, held exclusively fr British Museum Members ONLY - please do not turn up on the day and request a ticket, as you will not be let in!!

In order to susbscribe for British Museum Memerbship to take advantage of free membership events like htis one, please see the following link:
Sorry about this misunderstanding, everyone!

Besides these live lyre concerts, I was also delighted to be contacted by Dr Andrew Shapland , curator of the Greek Bronze Age collection at the British Museum, who also has selected tracks from my albums, "Ode To Ancient Rome" & "Echoes of Ancient Rome", in support of a new display on Roman Dining, in Room 3 of the British Museum. As Dr Shapland explained to me "The display is part of our 'Objects in Focus' series which will feature the Mildenhall Great Dish displayed in the context of a late Roman dining room, including an evocation of a stibadium, the semi-circular couch which would have been in use at the time the dish was produced.Your music, along with a cinnamon smell, will contribute to the atmosphere. Room 3 is a small room next to the front entrance where we hold a series of temporary displays. This one is called "Silver Service: Fine Dining in Roman Britain" and will run from 23 May-4 August, coinciding with the Pompeii exhibition."

The display is going to be called "Silver Service - Fine Dining in Roman Britain" and will run from 23th May - 4th August. It will use a loop of tracks from my albums "Ode To Ancient Rome" & "Echoes of Ancient Rome", played continuously to all those lovely international visitors to the British Museum, from 10am - 6pm, right from 23rd May - 4th August.

Not only this - since my Roman-themed albums are to feature so prominently in these events, I have also been contacted by the British Museum Shop, who have just ordered 60 copies of my physical CDs of "Ode To Ancient Rome" & "Echoes of Ancient Rome"! The order has just been dispatched from Audiolife, the USA manufacturer of my physical CDs on demand from Reverbnation) and will be available to purchase in the British Museum Shop within the next week or so...it has been a busy few weeks!