Irv Yarg on Serendip Orchestra: “I am the dream imagining myself in sound”. (Read more…)
Charles Lyonhart on Serendip Orchestra: “Sgt. Pepper meets Incredible String Band!”
The Princes of Serendip present
An Evening with the SERENDIP ORCHESTRA
20 years in the making . . . 76 minutes of music . . . (that’s almost 4 minutes per year)
Serendip Orchestra is on sale online and at the following local stores:
Woodstock Music Shop
Golden Notebook, Woodstock
Winter Sun & Summer Moon, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Records, Rhinebeck
Featuring some of T. G. Vanini’s most exotic, eclectic and operatic songs, accompanied by a virtual orchestra of electronic and acoustic instruments, animals and birds.
T. G. Vanini has composed the music for the short documentary film “Plimpton 322: The Ancient Roots of Modern Mathematics”, written and narrated by his alter ego, Professor Laurence Kirby. Watch the movie, or just the trailer, at Laurence Kirby’s webpage.
Watch our music video The 7 Deadly Plastics:
“The Princes’ music is difficult to describe . . . Folk, New Age, and classical influences can all be detected, as well as lyrics that Lewis Carroll and Ogden Nash would envy.”
Cheryl A. Rice, Hudson Valley Folk Guild, 2002
Distinction & ExtinctionIrv Yarg on Serendip Orchestra:
". . . Ambitious and courageous in the current sausage-link musical climate, Vanini, the vision follower, evokes uncommonly textured moods and rhythmic spaces in neoclassical and folk form measures where most popular musicians, afraid to explore their own musical genius or experiment with unconventional lawn care products, hesitate. Many of us, conditioned to our own most favored forms of expression, may even pause as listeners at first to this novel unraveling of twilight occasions and sun-drenched bursts of realization. It may take a pause to get our bearings in these not always immaculate but consistently meticulous passages, stumbling on cloven toes and soaring on reachingly poised wings as the voices of nature advise with the cloying tones of a wounded and contemplative beast or scold like an earthly mother addressing errant children. . ." Read the full article
- "The Princes Of Serendip prove . . . that imagination, and a fearless originality, go a long, long, way." Mike Jurkovic, Rhythm & News, March 2003
- A tapestry of stories is woven into each performance by The Princes of Serendip. T. G. Vanini’s songs let you think, they let you feel, they let you laugh, but they won’t let you go. The Princes of Serendip affirm the need to act in the world while acknowledging the yearning for inner fulfilment.