Tag: female producer

New album: Portrait Landscape

New album entitled Portrait Landscape, performed by my group, the Genius Loci Ensemble. The question that propels me forward is this: what to sing? I did learn hundreds of love songs as a straight ahead jazz singer when I was a kid but even then I preferred inventing music...

Landscape: Under the Surface in Guadeloupe

New song out now! I travel with a mini studio and so when I tagged along with Michel and one of Alain Bédard’s groups on a tour in Guadeloupe I brought my gear. When the band was out at night I considered the spirit of place and listened. As...

Gingko-infused portraits: new compositions

**Currently in production: Portrait/Landscape, a new music album by Jeannette Lambert’s Genius Loci Ensemble.** When I first heard pansori music I was struck by the raw emotion of the vocals, the intensity of the rhythm and I was determined to learn more. Pansori is traditional Korean folk music based...

Opera of the Unspoken: Island of Unrest

This experimental jazz opera is a musical investigation into the mysteries of an ancestral tragedy from WWII, as revealed through vocal rituals, ancestral tarot, free jazz and dreaming. With this work I wanted to answer several questions. The first was, what could I do to honour ancestors who were...

Opera of the Unspoken: the creative process

Perhaps it is logical that after spending some time singing my dreams I find myself carried along by complex ancestral stories. And what is the next logical step when that happens? Over the past year I have been researching different ways to deal with this kind of magical material...

why I sing Brontë poems

When I finished reading every single book in the juvenile section of our local library as a kid, the librarian suggested I move along to romantic fiction. There I discovered the timeless novels of Emily Brontë, Jane Austen and so many more. Later I discovered the poems by Emily...