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MICHAEL LEVY

Composer for Ancient Lyre

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Michael Levy is a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, whose musical mission is to create an entirely new musical genre, which could best be described as a 'New Ancestral Music' - dedicated to reintroducing the recreated lyres, ancient musical modes and intonations, back into the modern musical world.


Basing his recreated lyre playing techniques from both illustrations of ancient lyre players and the various playing-techniques still practiced today in Africa, he has independently produced 30 releases since 2008.


In 2017, Michael collaborated with the Grammy award winning Canadian composer, Rufus Wainwright - Rufus has arranged one of Michael's ancient lyre-themed compositions, "Hymn to Zeus" (from his 2010 album "Apollo's Lyre") in two scenes of his second opera, "Hadrian" - which premiered in Toronto on 13th October 2018.


Commercially, his composition “Ode to Ancient Rome” was featured in the 2018 Mars M&M’s television advertisement across the entire continent of the USA & Canada!


Michael's historic lyre music has been featured in support of exhibitions at the British Museum, The Oriental Institute of Chicago, The Royal Ontario Museum and currently features as the permanent soundscapes of the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC.

 

Michael's music has been featured in the following episodes of Lore & Legend to date:

Lore & Legend: The Gates of Dream

Episodes TBA

 

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