About the Songs: Annals of My Glass House. Music and Concert Video. About the Songs: Signs and Wonders.
Album · 2011 · 13 Songs. More By Birdsong At Morning. See All. Annals of My Glass House, Vol. 1. 2011.
New Birdsong At Morning album arriving in 2018. Birdsong At Morning is going to be part of a special event at UMass Lowell on Friday, Sept. 23. We'll be playing a couple of songs with two guest percussionists, and the Lowell String Quartet. When they made their debut, they did so with a four CD box set called Annals of My Glass House, a collection of EPs that each purveyed a different theme rich in exotic allure. By any measure, that’s an ambitious introduction. However that was five years.
From their quietly ambitious four-CD box set debut, Annals of My Glass House (2011), through the expansive territory of A Slight Departure (2015), and now with the official launch of their masterful new album, Signs and Wonders, Birdsong At Morning is poised to make their national debut. It’s the most fully realized version of what we have set out to do so far, a progression from the more tentative, getting our sea-legs version on the Annals box, to the far-more confident Slight Departure a few years back, says Williams.
Annals of My Glass House.
Led by songer/songwriter Alan Williams, along with compatriots Darleen Wilson (guitar) and Greg Porter (bass), and a host of new and old collaborators, Birdsong At Morning spins elegant tapestries of sound, words, and music.
Here are a few more examples of enthusiastic critical response: 'Annals of My Glass House, a sprawling collection of poignant beauty delivered through Williams' keenly poetic ey. .Simple and direct, carrying with it the breadth and depth of the kind of observation only an acute student of the world around him can deliver. A fabulous work that unfolds a little more with every single listen.
Annals of My Glass House is the AW: Actually it was. astounding 25-song, 4-CD boxed set bit odd. We came about the strategy release from Birdsong At Morning that after a very long dry spell of not mastermind, Alan Williams, has making music or writing at all. We referred to as a 2-hour song.
Birdsong is a 1993 war novel and family saga by the English author Sebastian Faulks. It is Faulks' fourth novel. The plot follows two main characters living at different times: the first is Stephen Wraysford, a British soldier on the front line in Amiens during the First World War, and the second is his granddaughter, Elizabeth Benson, whose 1970s plotline follows her attempts to recover an understanding of Stephen's experience of the war.