24489Re: [avant-progressive] Re: Good bye Lars...
- Jan 5, 2009Michael
I read the obit. I could not listen to the sound file that was a LINK
in the text of the obit...
> It works fine, but in any case - the text:
> It is with some sadness that I pass on the news of the passing of Lars
> Hollmer, a long time friend of RootsWorld, and a regular contributor
> to our past Free Reed Festivals. Listen to Lars' contribution to one
> of our festivals, including a little talk about his piece "Sudaf".
> So, Lars, "this is it, OK. Have a good time. Goodbye." - CF
> Fellow musician Guy Klucevsek sends this tribute to his friend and
> fellow accordionist/musician.
> My dear friend and Accordion Tribe colleague, Lars Hollmer, passed
> away on Dec. 25, 2008, at the age of 60.
> I first heard Lars's music in the early 90s, through singer-songwriter
> and DJ extraordinaire, David Garland. I instantly recognized a kindred
> spirit and he was the first person I invited to be a part of what
> eventually became the Accordion Tribe. We began the group in 1996 and
> continue to this day, although there will be a gaping void on stage
> and in our hearts from now on.
> Lars was an auto-didact and multi-instrumentalist (accordion,
> keyboards, voice, melodica, etc.) who was completely fearless in his
> approach to music. He could be unabashedly sentimental (Boeves Psalm,
> Soon Song), write incredibly dense and complex counterpoint with the
> best of them (Pas de Valse, Utflykt med Damcyckle), and be mischievous
> and joyfully wacked-out (Circus I, II). And that's only the Accordion
> Tribe repertoire! He managed to record about 30 albums in all, mostly
> in his legendary home studio, the Chickenhouse, both solo (11), and
> with his many groups, including The Looping Home Orchestra and Samla
> Mammas Manna.
> What is the common element in all these? To quote Lars from the
> documentary film, "Accordion Tribe: Music Travels" (Stefan Schwietert,
> Maximage Films, 2002), "It all begins here," (he says, pointing to his
> heart); "it may go through here eventually," (he points to his head),
> "but it all begins with the heart." - Guy Klucevsek
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Cuneiform / Wayside
> <CuneiWay@...> wrote:
> > Was anyone able to get the link in the obituary to work?
> > On Jan 3, 2009, at 5:22 AM, alanterrill wrote:
> > > Here's a nice little orbituary from RootsWorld:
> > >
> > > http://rootsworld-news.blogspot.com/2008/12/this-is-it-ok-have-
> > > time-goodbye.html
> > >
> > > Alan
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