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Jocelyn Hagen10/16/2018 at 9:57am

I often do research on different sounds on YouTube. I had never heard of the “Lion’s Roar” effect on a drum. Interesting.

This video is both enlightening and a bit funny. Not sure if it’s where I want to go with my piece, but fascinating all the same.

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Sounds of the Hybrid – Part Two (Hung Lions Roar) : Maxwell Sorenson

“Sounds of the Hybrid” is a body of work (consisting of sculptures, custom built instruments/musical objects, live performances, installations) by artist Max…
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Jocelyn Hagen10/09/2018 at 8:03pm

Attention SINGERS! Want to take part in 2 amazing performances in Italy next summer?

My new multimedia work THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI will receive its European premiere in Florence, Italy, during the Leonardo da Vinci International Choral Festival Opening Concert, under the baton of Eugene Rogers.

I have partnered with Perform International to take the work to Milan a few days later. The tour is July 6-14, 2019. Please message me for more information. I’d love to have you come sing for me and Eugene this summer in Italy. ­čÖé

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Jocelyn Hagen shared T.J. Harper's post.10/09/2018 at 10:24am

This will be an incredible event! You can be a part of it! Message me for a brochure. THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI will be performed next July at the festival in Florence and also in Milan!

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Jocelyn Hagen10/08/2018 at 11:55am

Last spring I experimented with singing “Pilgrim’s Hymn,” by Stephen Paulus, through a vocoder with one of my favorite collaborators: SPEARFISHER. It was something I always wanted to try.

It worked….for the most part. But in working with SPEARFISHER, we decided that it would be even more effective if treated like a MASHUP ~ so I sat down and wrote some lyrics and a new melody that matched Stephen’s harmonic progression.

At that time I was deeply affected by the latest mass school shooting. As a parent, it was hard to imagine what that kind of grief must be like ~ but I tried. These words came out.

“I don’t know how to explain
the helplessness I feel.
The pain leftover from your absence,
it’s like it can’t be real.
You showed me love
beyond anything I could have dreamed.
There is a piece of you that lives on,
the piece that lives inside of me.

I’d like to think you’re still out there,
just beyond my reach.
A star shining in the darkness,
yet I’m too far away to feel the heat.
But time is teaching me the patience,
gives me something to help me heal.
There is a piece of you that lives on,
the piece that lives inside of me.”

It was an extremely emotional project, and I’d like to thank all my patrons on Patreon for supporting its creation.

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Jocelyn Hagen10/04/2018 at 8:35am

Nation concert THIS Sunday! And a new video release!! – https://mailchi.mp/93a5a7b553d4/nation-concert-this-sunday

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Jocelyn Hagen10/03/2018 at 10:43am

“The more you give, the more riches you find in yourself.”

I love this quote from Anais Nin. The following paragraph is from a letter she wrote to a young protege:

“I like to live always at the beginnings of life, not at their end. We all lose some of our faith under the oppression of mad leaders, insane history, pathologic cruelties of daily life. I am by nature always beginning and believing and so I find your company more fruitful than that of, say, Edmund Wilson, who asserts his opinions, beliefs, and knowledge as the ultimate verity. Older people fall into rigid patterns. Curiosity, risk, exploration are forgotten by them. You have not yet discovered that you have a lot to give, and that the more you give the more riches you will find in yourself. It amazed me that you felt that each time you write a story you gave away one of your dreams and you felt the poorer for it. But then you have not thought that this dream is planted in others, others begin to live it too, it is shared, it is the beginning of friendship and love.”

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