COMPOSER & PERFORMER OF THE LYRE OF ANTIQUITY
"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."
A MUSICAL ADVENTURE IN TIME TRAVEL
WELCOME -and prepare to embark with me, on an actual"Musical Adventure in Time Travel"! On this incredible journey, I will take you back over 3500 years ago, to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, & to the mystically remote, biblical times of the ancient Hebrews, & to hear once more, the ancient, soothing, healing refrains, of the lyre of the ancient world...
Throughout the pages of this extensive website, there are also many interesting videos to be seen. 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 documentary series from Autumn 2012, "The Dark Ages An Age of Light"
This unique HD video can be freely downloaded here
RECREATING MUSIC OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
This extensive website is the unique story of my Albums of Ancient Lyre Music. Although several of my albums do include my arrangements for solo lyre, of reconstructions of some of the incredibly rare, actual surviving music of antiquity, for the majority of my albums, I have been inspired to authentically recreate the mostly lost music of the ancient world, basing my musical recreations on original, ancient musical modes, the wonderfully pure just intonation of antiquity and through the study, experimentation and practice of ancient lyre playing techniques.
A TOUR GUIDE TO YOUR "MUSICAL ADVENTURE IN TIME TRAVEL"
All the fascinating historical background behind my albums can be found in the many sub-pages of the Historical Research section.
I have also written articles on subjects ranging from how to acquire a lyre, lyre lesson videos, lyre-playing techniques, ancient tuning methods, to the complete story of how my albums were inspired & recorded. These articles can be found in the Blogs section.
Fully illustrated PDF booklets of all my album & singles notes can be freely downloaded from the sections of my website entitled Albums For Solo Lyre & Singles For Solo Lyre. A broad cross-section of my work can be heard in my 2 Compilation Albums For Solo Lyre and full details about my exploration of the Klezmer genre (from where my fascination with ancient musical modes originated), can be found in the section entitled Albums For Solo Klezmer Fiddle
Sample tracks from my albums can be heard & shared on the website Music Player (which can be located at the top right of the Homepage). Specific details about the tracks featured on the Music Player can be found in the Music section - which has sub-pages listing all the digital music stores from which my albums can be downloaded, where physical CDs of my albums can be ordered, as well as where my music can be heard and shared on sites such as Spotify, Jango Radio & SoundCloud.
Prepare to embark with me now, on the ultimate "Musical Adventure in Time Travel"...
LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN!!
"Like a Time Machine..."