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Prepare to embark on a 
"Musical Adventure in Time Travel"! On this journey, I will take you back to ancient Rome, ancient Greece, ancient Israel, ancient Egypt, ancient Mesopotamia & to hear once more, the healing, haunting refrains of the lyre of the ancient world...

 

This extensive website is the unique story of my many albums of ancient lyre music. Although several of my albums do include my arrangements for solo lyre, based on reconstructions of some of the incredibly rare, actual surviving written music of antiquity (examples of which have remarkably survived from both ancient Greece & ancient Mesopotamia), for the majority of my albums, I have been inspired to attempt to authentically recreate the sound of the mostly lost music of the ancient world, basing my musical evocations of the music of antiquity on archaeological research, composition in original ancient musical modes, the wonderfully pure just intonation of antiquity and through the experimentation, study and practice of ancient lyre playing techniques, inferred from both original ancient illustrations of lyre players, and the lyre playing techniques still practiced throughout the African continent since antiquity to the present day

In doing so, it is my goal to literally bring the very heart & soul of ancient music, back to life - reintroducing the beautiful lyre of antiquity as a divine artifact, back into our much less beautiful, bland modern world.

Throughout the pages of this extensive website, there are also many videos to be seen of my musical recreations: below is a video of featuring one of my evocations of the lost music of ancient Rome - a unique bonus out-take from the filming of Waldemar Januszczak's epic 4-part BBC 4 television documentary series from Autumn 2012, "The Dark Ages An Age of Light"

 

This unique HD video can be freely downloaded here

Prepare to embark with me now, on the ultimate "Musical Adventure in Time Travel"...

"A Trip Through Time... 

THIS is what the ancient world sounded like. Tranquil, soothing, and hauntingly beautiful, Michael has once again used his musical instruments as time machines, bringing us back to a long lost age."

iTunes (USA) Review of "A Well Tuned Lyre - The Just Intonation of Antiquity"