Saturday, March 10, 2007

For WNYC Listeners

So glad you were able to listen in this evening. If you are interested in purchasing my EP, please send an email at helgadavis@gmail.com and I will forward you address and payment information.

I look forward to dialogue with you about music, art, politics - bring it on! Your comments are welcome.

Grazie!

H.

23 comments:

Corey said...

listening right now. helga, you sound brilliant. my wife and i really were blown away. i caan't wait to hear more. what are you listening to these days?

- corey, in manhattan

Tony said...

Listened to your show tonight. Pretty far out stuff. I thought that Debussy piece with the guitar sounded like you and the band were suspended in a bell jar at the Natural History Museum or something...
I am an artist working in Brooklyn got some videos online... It would be cool to produce a narrative/nonnarrative video with your sounds. Check out some of my things on youtube...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3FTo4keIGU

JoeyCee said...

Nice stuff

Lido said...

Your work and you are amazing - a Renaissance woman who weaves together so many facets of music and literature. I would like to see you perform in St. Anthony and with your band.

Tony Powell said...

Wonderful!

adamlahm said...

I was feeling sorry for myself because I was working at home on a Saturday night . . . until you cam on the radio.

Your warmth and openness shone through in your dialogue as well as in your music. It was like meeting a new friend. As varied as your music was, in its totality, it had an effect of prying me open, moving me from a place of the mundane . . . but also in a safe way, as if I was being gently surrounded and held.

I was also touched by the narrative of your progression and stretching towards becoming an artist as you learned, traveled, collaborated and sought to find how your voice worked in this world. It sounded like a faith journey. And what came through your words was a sense of assuredness, of faith. (I am not sure if that was true in the living of it.)

I thank you for bringing your work with the intimacy of self. I look forward to knowing you more through your work.

Blessings to you . . . Adam Lahm

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moist paula said...

Hello Helga,
I am just listening to "Highlight on Helga Davis" on WNYC ... I found it by searching for information on you on Google after listening to some "Women in Love" material that Greg Tate posted on myspace.com. I play in Burnt Sugar with Greg, Jason, Mikel and Flip and have been hearing your name spoken for many years (lovingly, of course) but had never heard your music before; I'm so happy I have been finally turned on to your amazing, inspiring talent. Listening to your radio interview right now is helping me enormously as I struggle with my decision at the end of last year to have quit my job as a legal secretary and attempt to support myself as a musician. Greg told me this would be scary, and of course he was right. I hope I can use this time to at least mature and become stronger as a musician, but of course my ultimate aim is to succeed in making my living in this tenuous field. Inspiration is one of the main tools I need to make this happen, so thanks for sharing your story. I hope to see you perform live some time soon. (Loving the selection from Temptation of St. Anthony which I'm hearing right now!).
Paula Henderson.

Phillip Alexander said...

what can I say in a little comment box?
you and your talent are to BIG to fit in this little box:)...wow!!!!

It was great hearing more of your back-story as we have only had minutes to talk...
I want the music. How can get it?. You and Ted make a great time. I love the arrangements. wow!!!!! the music is more than any category. It's sounds to me to be "love"...simply "Love"

what was big for me was the comment about being in the "moment of the song" . As performer, singer/songwriter finding those new moment in a well rehearsed song are key for the singer to continually grow and for the listener to share in the growth.

You floor me.

conjure productions said...

HELGA YOU ARE TRULY A DIVA STAR SOUL SISTER SHINING BRILLIANTLY!! YOU ARE AN AMAZING VOCALIST/COMPOSER AND I AM PROUD TO KNOW YOU!!! go git 'em gurl!!
with Respect
Sharon

Deborah said...

Every time I hear you, Helga, I am taken. A thousand thanks, Deb

Michael S. Feinberg said...

Helga:

Is it possible I was your 3rd grade teacher?

Michael S. Feinberg/Colorado

Elo said...

Hi Helga,
I can't quite remember how I ended up downloading the show (I'm in France, someone from NYC must have told me about it) Anyway, I had the chance to work with Flip Barnes in NYC on a dance/music collaboration between Rachel Cohen and Chris Becker (maybe Chris told me about the WNYC show), so I was happy to hear a piece that you played with Flip. He's so talented. So are you.
Anyway, I was very much inspired by your music and even more so by what you said. Some of the things were incredibly true and made great sense to me. A very interesting combination of intuition and reflection. I particularly related to what you said about singing mechanically, I think that is true for any performing artist (I'm a dancer).
Anyway, I hope I get a chance to see you on stage either in Paris or NYC or ...

Elodie, Paris, France.

onome said...

Helga,

you are absolutely rocking my world at this moment. the time is 2:35 on the November 9 2007

onome

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Dean Hannotte said...

I've heard you host a few overnight shows on WNYC and became increasingly curious about who you are. Today I googled you and found your interview on WNYC. Suddenly you're a real person for me, a very special, highly-evolved, supremely intelligent, pan-dimensional being. Now if you want to make me even happier, 1) Put more pictures of yourself on the web for us visual types. 2) Write in your blog. I want to know your thoughts, your reactions to life. You're articulate and have wonderful stories to tell. And knowing about people like you gives a lot of us hope that a better world is coming.

Amy said...

hey helga
the other night you got choked up on overnight music, because you were playing or quoting someone who had passed on. i dont even remember who it was but for getting choked up on air, i will always think you're the most amazing dj! letting your listeners at 2 am hear the openness and amount of feeling you had for a great artist who had passed on was one of the most memorable of my many memorable moments listening to you. sendin you love.

Arlene said...

The Mongolian singer on a program with Bach and Liszt is so exciting I can hardly wait to wake up in the middle of the night and plug myself in.

THANK YOU!

Noe Kidder said...

Hi Helga, Chris Becker just introduced me to your work. I love the sound of your voice and compositions. I am a filmmaker, Chris and I have been talking about future collaborations... it would be great to work together! Noe Kidder

pordy said...

I'd love to know the artist you opened up with tonight!
August 10th)
Enjoyed the show- not typically up at this hour but glad I caught it.

P

Dale said...

You are spinning a sensuous web tonight! Loved the Steve Reich piano piece. Thanks for the conduction intro.

anniep said...

Helga- Is it really you?
Anne Phelan

ellen said...

I just sang Beethoven's 9th at AVery Fisher Hall under Ivan Fischer, the conductor you're just playing. He rearranged the orchestra amazingly and, after hearing the chorus on stage for the first time, decided on an "impulse" to bring the chorus (the Dessoff Choirs) down into the audience! Said Mr. Fischer, "This piece must touch the souls of the audience— else why do it?"
The first 3 rows of seats were removed and two were replaced with folding chairs. We faced the stage for the first 1 hr, 10 min. and then, as our turn came to sing, each voice quickly rose, spun around and sang to the audience. The sound was amazing, the audience jumped to its feet and the Times review was wonderful. What a thrill to sing the piece under his direction, even if we had to see him on TV screens and I did almost knock over a chair.
Ellen in Manhattan