Music professor contributes to documentary soundtrack
Posted: October 14, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A television documentary premiering on WOSU-TV (Channel 34) at 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 21, focuses on German Village, a community located on Columbus’ near south side. The program has been produced as part of WOSU’s “Columbus Neighborhoods” series.
A feature of interest about the “Neighborhoods” series is that it calls upon local musicians to provide soundtrack material for its programs, and Denison Associate Professor of Music Andy Carlson was asked to contribute the German Village episode. Much in demand as a studio musician and as a soloist with symphonies, Carlson is best known for his classical violin and traditional fiddle work. In addition, he is a noted guitar and mandolin player, and he composes contemporary folk and bluegrass music. As a studio musician and string arranger, Carlson has recorded for Warner Bros., Atlantic, Elektra, Geffen, Polydor and Capricorn, and with artists such as R.E.M., Nanci Griffith, Billy Bragg and the Cowboy Junkies.
Another note of local interest about the WOSU’s German Village documentary is that it was filmed bybased videographer and producer Drew Bracken. Bracken, who has worked on the project for more than a year, also has done freelance video and writing work with Denison.
In addition to Thursday evening’s premier, the program will air several times over the next two weeks. For more information about the German Village program and the “Columbus Neighborhoods” series, including air dates and times, go to the WOSU-TV website at www.wosu.org/community/columbus-neighborhoods/, and visit the program's community page at www.columbusneighborhoods.org/content/columbus-neighborhoods-german-village-banner.
Below is a brief trailer for the German Village program.
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