Wednesday, September 6, 2006

My Long-Time Interest

One of the aspects of the harpsichord that continues to intrigue me is its use in the popular music (folk to pop, rock to jazz) realm. Case in point [Direct link]:

I often wonder what non-classical musicians and artists find so fascinating about the harpsichord, to the point of using it seriously in their work. I mean, I know what's cool and fun and interesting about it. I have toyed for sometime with researching and collecting enough info on the harpsichord in popular music to write a book on the subject someday. So, you may read more about this potential project as the year progresses. If anyone has suggestions or observations, please share. And enjoy this fun video of Björk singing Venus as a Boy with Guy Sigsworth at the harpsichord.

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