The Fickle Eye is a lot more ruthless than The Fickle Ear, I think, and the reasons for this are many and it is far too early in the morning to plunge into those matters now, since I am still asleep.
But here is what I posted on Face Book about a song composed by 2 songwriters/musicians and interpreted by Maria FARANTOURI … (And which I am too sleepy to proofread right now.)
I RARELY down-vote music, and I feel it only fair to explain why I do – on the rare occasion that I do. Here, it’s not because of the music, the composition or the lyrics – all of that is incredibly moving.
But I learned about these brothers, identical twins, young, 25 yr old musicians, at the concert I attended in ASTROS, this past week, which Maria FARANTOURI gave, and who explained how these 2 talented musicians would not budge their musical vision when they approached her about this song (Did they compose it for her? Can’t remember now. But they did want her to interpret it, and she agreed to do so.)
During the concert, she sang the song, of course, and it is THAT one – her voice, alone – that rendered the best interpretation, I think, unsullied by other voices, just her deep and mesmerizing and clean contralto. So, having heard THAT, before I searched the song on youtube, with her singing it there, on that dreamy night, is -it seeded, her voice alone, is the version I fell in love with. And THAT is why I down-voted this beautiful song, composed to lyrics by Brecht.
SOME things just grow on you. Even though I down voted this interpretation, I still added it to my list of Favorites on youtube, and guess what?
I LOVE IT.
But it is far too early in the morning to explain why …
But here it is:
Ta Patomata … “The Floors” (Brecht, FARANTOURI and M&P Kalogerakis)