Bach to Bach
To Bach fans and Baltimore residents, "The Bach Project" may not be news. But others may not yet know that the Baltimore filmmaker Michael Lawrence has for the last few years been pursuing a labor of love, filming thirty-odd musicians, scientists, writers and critics about their own unique perspectives on Bach. They range from the Emerson Quartet to the ukelele player Jake Shimabukuro, Bobby McFerrin to the brain researcher Dr. Charles J. Limb, Hilary Hahn to my predecessor at the Washington Post, Tim Page, and the list goes on: the website, where you can watch much of the footage in rough cuts, makes wonderful browsing. The film is now in post-production, though, self-financed through fundraising, it may take a while to finish.
The Classical Beat is traveling today: enjoy Bach (and/or Philip Glass) in my absence.
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