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Tim Twiss "Artist-In Residence" Porkies 2008

In October of 2008 I went north to the Porcupine Mountains and spent 2 weeks in an isolated rustic cabin writing music and hiking the interior or the wilderness area. The purpose was to compose music in the 19th Century style on a fretless banjo inspired by the beautiful landscape. This was made possible by the group Friends Of The Porkies "Artist-In-Residence program. I immersed myself in nature and and culture of mid 19th Century UP life. The stay resulted in a suite of seven pieces

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Comment by Tom Taggart on December 26, 2015 at 3:12am

Excellent scienery, I can see why it was very inspirational.  Great tunes!

Comment by Steve Jeter on December 26, 2015 at 11:48am

 I enjoyed this, I knew when it started it had to be where you wrote nighttime lament.  I liked all the tunes , but my favs were Nightime mSuperiors and Coopers.    Very nice all.  I envy this great experience you had, kudos to you


Comment by Timothy Twiss on December 26, 2015 at 1:00pm

Ah Steve.....nice to see you again.

Comment by Paul Draper on December 26, 2015 at 1:38pm
Excellent! Truly inspiring!
Comment by Strumelia on December 26, 2015 at 1:44pm
That's real nice Tim, I enjoyed it!
Comment by Timothy Twiss on December 26, 2015 at 1:53pm

Thanks...I don't know when I will ever get that kind of time off to do nothing but wander, play, write, read, think and drink. The days were so short by then and it was deep in the woods that it had this mysterious darkness. I turned my clocks off and got lost in time - it had no meaning.


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