Category Archives: Jazz Influences

Day 20: 365 “Circle Songs”

Today’s circle song is definitely a product of some of the things that I’ve heard in the last few days.  On Thursday night I went to hear the wonderful Alison Wedding at the 55 Bar, and a friend of mine introduced me to Reggie Watts on Friday.  This piece is a strange combination of elements from each, and definitely a departure for me.  It gets my head bopping, though, which can’t be all bad…  Plus, enjoy my freshman effort at sort-of-beatboxing!  (Dare I say it?)

Circle 20


Day 8: 365 Circle Songs

I spent the whole day glazing in the ceramics studio in a mad rush to get things ready for the next kiln firing.  By the end I was was seriously, well, glazed over and had a massive headache…  This circle song is surely a symptom of all of the various dusts I breathed in today.  I feel like it’s missing a part though…  Can you fill in the gap?

Circle 8.

-Anne-Marie Hildebrandt

Day 4: 365 “Circle Songs”

It… is… hot…  SO hot today.

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My friend and choir-mate Gwyneth Leech posted a photograph of some of her lovely hand painted cups on her blog today and they really spoke to me…

Gwyneth Leech Yellow Summer Cups 2


…about the heat…

I feel I can almost see them pulsing, and my circle song today is inspired by them.  A bid for survival on a day when to step outside into the “air,” or what has taken its place, entails wading through a thick, sweaty drool that clings to every curve…  Naturally, the only thing to do is to dance.

Circle 4