Joe Brent from New York and Alon Sariel from Israel have started a project to make recordings of music by John Downland in arrangments for two mandolins. They have already made recordings and will continue to work on this project during the next weeks when they both will be in London.
This is the video with the presentation of the project:
Joe and Alon’s Kickstarter!
Alon and Joe have played some of the Dowland pieces in a concert and made some videos, this is one of the tunes:
John Dowland – What If A Day
The idea for this project came from Brian Dean who has built Joes special mandolins, in the following video Joe presents his new 10-string Grand Concert mandolin:
10-string Grand Concert Mandolin by Brian Dean
You can support this kickstarter project and can get the finished CD, the sheet music of the arrangements or individuel skype lessons with Alon or Joe for your contribution:
Website Joe Brent: http://www.josephbrent.com/
Myspace Alon Sariel: http://www.myspace.com/alonsariel
Joe Brent, tumblr site: http://joebrent.tumblr.com/