Here is my bouquet, here is a singsong of all the things you makeme think of, here is obliquepraise for the height and depthof you and the width too.Here is my box of new crayons at your feet. from “Colors Passing Through Us”, (New… Continue Reading “Colors Passing Through Us”
This article was published in preparation for our Spring 2018 performance. We’re proud to collaborate once again with Thomas Bara on October 15, 2022, and so we’re sharing it again! The organ studio at Interlochen Arts Academy is thoroughly alive and continues to thrive… Continue Reading “The Art of Collaboration: Thomas Bara”
Ah, yes again, the mellow sun is cooler. Days are short and nights are longer by the fire of family love. The evening speaks of hearts together now; the harvest done, and gone to rest for winter’s coming home. – G. Norbett I’m sure… Continue Reading “2021 Winter Songs & Carols”
Do inanimate objects have a narrative, a story to tell from their perspective? Can ordinary objects be viewed as works of art? Artists have explored this concept throughout history in one form or another, but composer Jenni Brandon (b. 1977) may be the first… Continue Reading “Found Objects”
On Saturday, March 9, 2019, we invited everyone to Rove Estate Vineyard & Winery in Leelanau County to celebrate with us in the release of our debut album, First Flight. An afternoon of excellent local wine and beautiful local music, it was great to… Continue Reading “Album Release Party!”
As musicians, we translate written music—the composer’s instructions and all the technical demands—into an active, emotional experience for an audience. During our rehearsals, we often discuss where we think a piece is going—the story it’s telling, the images it brings to our minds, or… Continue Reading “Translating A Sunset”
Traveling Mercies, written by Manitou Winds founder Jason McKinney, was completed in January 2018. Composing the work became both an adventure and a learning process. To tell you more, here’s Jason in his own words: The idea to write a chamber work for organ… Continue Reading “Traveling Mercies”
Beyond the notes and instructions on the page, beyond the audible details of musical form at the heart of a piece, most musicians want to find an even stronger connection to a piece that touches them. Sometimes in order to feel we’ve truly mastered a piece, we need to feel we understand why it was written.
Manitou Winds will be joined onstage, this spring, by special guest soloist Thomas Bara, organ, to present two exciting works for organ and winds.