One year ago how many of us would have predicted that our spring would be filled with meetings and social calls over video-conference? Even happy hour, the perennial post-work get-together has been transferred, in many cases to Zoom and Google Hangouts. As Classically Speaking continues to document these unprecedented times, it felt like the right moment to consult an expert in happy hours.Harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely is experienced with these situations, and gave her advice for transferring them to the digital world. She, like so many musicians, is looking forward to being with a live audience once again. But she’s also been working to translate as much of her work as possible to an online format.
Copley and her husband, guitarist Marc Copely have also taken this time to revive a collaborative project. Here is the full performance, which is excerpted in the podcast, of Truth and Oil, from duo Harp & Plow.