Roswitha – A Musical Journey Within or Without

7 Aug

When I entered the blogging world, I realized that I would write. However, I didn’t realize that I would read, and that has become my favorite part of the blogging experience. Through the months, I have read many great posts and learned about a great many things.

Music is one of those things, as I have been introduced to all kinds of stuff that found its way onto my iPod. It’s the same iPod that shows signs of schizophrenia. In fact, the new additions have probably made its condition worse. Now that I think about it, the introduction to new music is the most surprising experience of this blog-reading adventure. My eyes have been opened to a lot of new information, but my ears have been opened more to new sounds.

All of that leads me to what I discovered over at Front Range Scribbles. Yesterday, he wrote about Roswitha, a violinist who has found a new way to express the sounds of her instrument. He goes into great detail about her career, so I will let you explore his blog for that information. I want you to know what I found when I listened to her album.Roswitha

I found music that is brave, unique and on the edge. It is completely different from anything else that you will hear. I have always been one to avoid the music that is found playing on the radio over and over again. I like music that is different and takes you to the depths of your soul or to the far reaches of the universe. If you like the same type of music, then you have to listen to this.

Most of today’s music, regardless of genre, is filled with cookie cutter songs by cookie cutter artists. It’s almost like a record industry assembly line where each artist can be replaced with interchangeable parts. Roswitha is anything but that. You won’t hear this on he radio, but you will hear it with your inner being if you give it a chance.

9 Responses to “Roswitha – A Musical Journey Within or Without”

  1. frontrangescribbles August 7, 2013 at 03:08 #

    Glad you checked out her music and enjoyed it. I know Roswitha will appreciate the kinds words you had about the CD. More music to add to your iPod

    • Rick August 7, 2013 at 03:27 #

      Already added. I really thought the album was cool.

  2. DyingNote August 8, 2013 at 12:59 #

    Thanks for this one Rick. I’m not surprised by the sound and I don’t mean that in a bad way. It’s a question of what one’s used to. I grew up listening to Indian classical and popular music which have a different structure to the Western forms. So once I started on Western forms, it just made it easy to get used to radically different types of music. On this one I would’ve preferred to have heard more of her violin play than there is

    • Rick August 8, 2013 at 13:12 #

      The violin is her primary talent, so that should be displayed more. I liked it because it was completely different than what I usually hear.

      • DyingNote August 10, 2013 at 04:47 #

        Yup. You might want to check this blog on music from around the world I stumbled upon it and found it very interesting.

      • Rick August 10, 2013 at 04:56 #

        Thanks. I’ll check it out.

    • Roswitha August 21, 2013 at 06:00 #

      Thanks for the great feedback! for more violin playing please come to my LIVE shows, where I feature it a lot 😉 I wanted to keep the album concise, and the focus was on how I could best get the messages from the songs/lyrics across, not so much on displaying my violin skills.
      I have a big CD release show on 11/18/13 in NYC, would LOVE to meet you! All details here:

      • Rick August 21, 2013 at 21:34 #

        You’re welcome. I won’t be able to make those shows, but if you are ever around Nashville let me know.

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