Two past projects that continue to resonate for me:
Matt Fichtenbaum Harmony Project
I’m honored to be developing The Matt Fichtenbaum Harmony Project. Matt was an amazing person, musician, and harmonizer. Stay tuned for news this fall.
Master–Apprentice Artist Award Program
What a treat it was to work with Lara Sands as a Master–Apprentice pair in 2022/23. I’m pleased with the accompanying interview, “Fine-Tuned Listening: Andrea Hoag on the intricacies of Swedish fiddle traditions and practice.”
And, a book! Elizabeth Moore and I are working on a book about the polska of Sweden. In text, sheet music, and audio examples we’ll shed light on local and regional musical dialects. It’s a slow process, but full of delights.
Launching September 2023!
Outings/Innings, a subscription periodical of writing about travels exterior and interior, reflections on music and books, stories from my life, poems, occasional photos and music.
(Soon you’ll be able to) subscribe for emails at no charge, or you can hold and linger over paper mail at $40/year to cover my costs. In both cases I invite you to make spontaneous or planned contributions to my verksamhet — a Swedish word that means “operation, activity,” literally: activeness/effectiveness.
I love baseball for the way it goes at its own pace. The period between my dispatches will be like innings — sometimes quick, sometimes slow. I anticipate sending eighteen a year, from the top of the first to the bottom of the ninth. There may be extra innings, rain delays, occasional Home Run Derbies or mascot appearances…stay tuned!