Lilting + Beatbox = ?

I have been fascinated by lilting and other “mouth music” traditions for as long as I can remember. A while back, I started wondering what Irish music and lilting would sound like with beatbox as the rhythmic accompaniment (more on that later.) Rhiannon Giddens was the first person I actually heard doing this to great effect with Adam Matta. I was recently asked to join EMBODY Lab, a series of musical experiments curated by Sho’dekeh Talifero. The result was the opportunity to make some really exciting music with some fantastic folks. Skip to 1:00 and 6:14 for the fun parts.

(Note: Tunes sourced from Are Re Yaouank, Benoit Benoit, and 30-some years of sessions.)

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~ by matthew olwell on August 13, 2015.

One Response to “Lilting + Beatbox = ?”

  1. I watched the whole thing:) Great job Mattie! What a collaboration and tribute to Baltimore as well.

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