Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Just released by Innova:
"In the autumn of 2006, Brian Dewan presented the Liverpool Cathedral Bell Ringers with performance instructions for Ringing At The Speed Of Prayer. Each of eight ringers was to arrive at the bell tower with a number of prayers of their own choosing; after saying each prayer (which can be any length) the ringer pulls the rope and sounds the bell, then returns the bell to its original position. After saying another prayer, the bell is rung again. This yields a sparse and jagged melody created not by an author but by Providence. Though the ringers and their prayers can be neither seen nor heard outside the tower, it is because of them that the bells can be heard below intermingling with the sounds of automobiles, airplanes, emergency vehicles and the chimes of ice-cream trucks, an intermingling of the public and private, the seen and unseen, the secular and the sacred."
Insta-review: "This guy is a bard!" - Trixie von Mothersbaugh
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We are thrilled to let you know that a DVD of Brian's Filmstrips will be available just in time for the holidays!
It includes the dozen filmstrips Brian has made to date, including all of your favorites, like "Before the White Man Came" and "The Habit of Innovation." The "volume 1" of the title just indicates that he's not done making them.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tune in to NPR's Weekend Edition on Saturday, November 1st to hear an interview with Brian. Just in time for election day, you can hear performances of his political songs, including Brian's fabulous rendition of of "Jimmy Carter Says Yes!" Politics is fun again!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Greetings and welcome to Brian Dewan's blogspace! Here you'll hear about new projects, performance dates, and glimpses of the artist and musician Brian Dewan. We'll try to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest, so check in with us often.