AN EXPLORATION OF THE WORLD’S MOST VERSATILE INSTRUMENT
IN IT’S ENDLESS NATIVE HABITATS WORLDWIDE
OTHERWISE IT”S JUST FIREWOOD- In a feat of musical extreme sports, violinist Daniel Hoffman has just one week to learn to play Irish fiddle with master fiddler James Kelly in County Clare, Ireland, and then to perform with Kelly in concert. Hoffman's attempt to achieve the impossible and his encounters with Irish philosophers, musicians, and dancers reveals unexpected secrets about himself and Ireland.
OTHERWISE IT’S JUST FIREWOOD WILL BE PREMIERING ON AMERICAN PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS NATIONWIDE IN MARCH 2018. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR SCHEDULING INFORMATION
It’s not just interesting. It’s important.
Since nearly everyone in the world has some kind of idea about how a violin is supposed to sound, it's a unique tool for celebrating the world's diversity, while also showing how we are all connected. From India to Morroco, from Scotland to Iran, everyone manages to put their own unique stamp on it- and this very familiar instrument can sound completely unfamiliar depending on by whom and where it is being played.
Please check out the new Violin Around the World Facebook page with fascinating links to videos of nearly fifty violinists playing in ways you may have never heard before.
DVDs of Otherwise It’s Just Firewood will be available in the coming weeks!
for more info please email Daniel Hoffman at daniel (at ) violinaroundtheworld dot com