Tag: jazz

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...

Michel Lambert’s Ars Transmutatoria in action

Welcome to Michel’s Ars Transmutatoria virtual museum! You can enter the exhibition space and take a tour of the visual scores at the core of the upcoming music release. As well as inventing this virtual exhibition for you, Michel has created a limited edition boxed set that includes four...

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...

composition for ancestral healing

In this mournful period when the pandemic has taken hold of us all, one of our great sources of expression and comfort, singing together in public, was silenced. At the same time, finding myself at loose ends, I finally tackled some ancestral mysteries that had been popping up regularly...

Genius Loci East

Genius Loci East by Jeannette Lambert Available now at Bandcamp and streaming sites! Genius Loci East. I have put the final flourishes on the new album for my trio which is named for our latest project, Genius Loci, with the subtitle is East. This is a collaborative creation project...