Square dance calling — the spoken instructions said over the music — makes participation easy. But there are other aspects — like the prevalence of gendered language such as “ladies and gents” — that can make square dancing an unwelcoming or confusing space. One group of friends in the Appalachian square dance scene are taking action to make the tradition more welcoming for all participants.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
WVSO principal flutist, Lindsey Goodman, returned to the WVPB studios this week to share with us her new album “Returning to Heights Unseen: New Music for Flute”. In our interview she tells us about her time recording the album at Tuff Sound Recording in Pittsburgh and her interactions with different composers. “Some composers were really hands on… and some of the composers, were like, after the first take–‘Great, we’re done!'”
She also performed tracks from her album live for us. One of them, Roger Zahab’s “suspicion of nakedness” was for solo flute. The other, David Stock’s “A Wedding Prayer” used a recorded flute while Goodman performed the other part live.
The album will be released on May 11th and will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and her website: www.lindseygoodman.com
Take a listen to our live interview below: