Atlantic Harp Duo

Elizabeth Jaxon & Marta Power Luce

Atlantic Harp Duo Publications

24 February 2015

Atlantic Harp Duo Publications

After years of creating our own arrangements and transcriptions, we have finally begun to publish our scores! One of our goals has always been to expand the harp duo repertoire, be it through commissioning new works, consulting with composers, or adapting previously existing pieces. In fact, a large part of our repertoire is composed of works not originally written for harp duo, and over the...

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World Premiere in Sydney

18 September 2014

World Premiere in Sydney

We are just back from this summer’s World Harp Congress, where we gave the world premier of our new show, Ariadne Rediviva. There was certainly a long build-up to this moment and a lot of work went into this production, so it was incredibly fulfilling to see it finally brought to life. Ariadne Rediviva has been our entrance, as a duo, into a new genre of stage performance, where extra...

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Wanted: narrator for Ariadne Rediviva

7 May 2014

Wanted: narrator for Ariadne Rediviva

The Atlantic Harp Duo is looking for someone to be the “voice of Ariadne”. As the development of Ariadne Rediviva progresses, it will soon be time to record the narration for use in the show, and we need to find the right voice for this role. That’s why we’re reaching out to you, to ask if you would like to be a part of this project. What’s the story? This narration...

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Crowd funding campaign success

21 December 2013

Crowd funding campaign success

Thank you to everyone who donated to support the development of our upcoming show, Ariadne Rediviva. Over the past month and a half, we received an overwhelming response. An incredible 75 supporters contributed $9,708, out of our ultimate goal of $13,800. Though we still have about $4,000 left to raise to cover our budget, we have already applied to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts,...

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16 Glimpses into Ariadne’s Life

9 December 2013

16 Glimpses into Ariadne’s Life

1. Ariadne was the princess of Crete, daughter of King Minos and Queen Pasiphaë. 2. Ariadne had a half-brother, called the Minotaur who was half-human, half-bull. 3. Oh yes, Ariadne’s mother, Queen Pasiphaë, actually mated with a bull, in an adulterous act of bestiality. However, she is not entirely to blame for her desire, because she was under a spell cast on her by the Gods as a...

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