GRAMMY Award Winning Recording Artist, Composer, Performer and Teacher
Spring is definitely here and I am so very grateful for all that it brings to cheer us up. I hope that all of you are taking care of yourselves and staying healthy. Very excited to announce the premiere of a lovely new composition by Benjy Wertheimer (Shantala) entitled Aham Devo which features Shantala, Jami Sieber, Steve Gorn and myself. It will be on Friday, May 29 at 5:30pm PST (8:30 EST)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr0IpoIqIFI&feature=youtu.be followed by a live Zoom meet and greet with the artists - the link will be on the youtube site. The composition was recorded individually at our respective locations and then mixed by Benjy. This should be a wonderful evening of celebrating the release of this new soothing 8 minute chant and then enjoying the company of each other.
Due to Covid, concerts and workshops are cancelled and I truly don't know when they will really be starting up again. Lessons can be taught via FaceTime if you are interested. I am practicing, making and experimenting with oboe and English horn reeds, working on new pieces and learning fingerings for different ocarinas. I am going outside a lot and working in my garden - it soothes my heart and soul.
I'm looking forward to getting a new ocarina sometime this summer from the exceptional American ocarina-maker Ross Dubois and AErka, who creates amazing designs on the instruments https://www.oberonocarinas.com/ If you have ever wanted to get an ocarina, they would be wonderful people to help support, and your can start with a sweet small instrument called a Gosling!
I have been doing some remote playing with friends and will announce some new music soon that can be found online soon.
I finished my tracks for a project with Oregon based singer/songwriter Linda Yapp. Her children's release will be a wonderful recording of new and traditional songs. I play tenor ocarina, English horn, oboe, melodica, tin whistle and even a little Native flute. Her songs are so inspiring and fun! I liken her style to a combination of Mr. Rogers andPete Seeger with a lovely bit of magic!! The amazing Charles Michael Brotman of Lava Tracks Studio is mixing and performing on the CD as well. I will let you know when it is out!
If you have questions, comments, suggestions or ideas about music making during this Covid time, please email me at Nancy@NancyRumbel.com
OBOE/ENGLISH HORN/OCARINA & COMPOSITION SESSION WORK -- Would you love to have the sound of my instruments on your next release? Perhaps you would like to commission an original piece? I am available for hire and can record at my studio. It's a great way to get exceptional professional playing or a beautiful new original piece on your recording.
THANKS for Supporting Live and Recorded Music! Gratefully, Nancy