Tag: reg schwager

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...

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: 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...

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...