Ancient Time Telling single
2023 / Heart Dance Records
Review by Kathy Parsons
"Ancient Time Telling" by Gary Schmidt is a single inspired by the recent discovery of cliff drawings on the Tennessee River that were found to be an ancient lunar calendar. The calendar tells the time by using shadows from the sun. In the piece, Gary did a beautiful job of imagining what it would feel like to be living in an ancient civilization, contemplating the lunar skies, perhaps while sitting by the slowly-moving river. The piece is a piano and cello duet that features Gary on piano and Hannah Alkire (from Acoustic Eidelon) on cello. The pace of the piece is relaxed and graceful, suggesting times that were simpler and much less stressful. It's a wonderful piece and suggests a variety of soothing visual images.
"Ancient Time Telling" was recorded at Coupe Studios in Boulder, CO and was mastered by Cass Anawaty of Heart Dance Records. It is available from Amazon and Apple/iTunes, as well as streaming sites including Spotify and Deezer. It's a beauty!
January 29, 2023