Reviews [performances on treble viol]

Washington Post, Sept. 28, 2014 [“The outstanding contributions of the evening were from Loren Ludwig on treble viol, played with impeccable intonation and cleanness of tone. An arrangement of Dowland’s “Queen’s Alman,” adapted from a densely florid keyboard version by Byrd, offered the perfect vehicle for Ludwig’s fluid fret hand.”]

Chestnut Hill Local, Jan. 25, 2013 [“The performances given Schop’s “Lachrimae Paven” and Buxtehude’s “Singet dem Hern” were especially noteworthy for Ludwig’s playing a treble viola da gamba. Its higher range, more like that of a modern viola, afforded him many opportunities for expressive phrasing.”]

(A few) Items:

Article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on my ongoing research (as part of a team led by Dr. Donna Bilak) on the 17th-century Alchemist Michael Maier.

A recent essay on intelligibility in rap lyrics published by IASPM.US.


1. Pitchfork review with Jascha Hoffman of the first RATATAT album (from way back in 2004!):

2. quaver viol consort plays Cima’s Canzona detto il Capriccio, animated by Stephen Malinowski using his amazing Music Animation Machine:

3. An essay on the politics of technique published in an anthology of writing by East Coast artists edited by Rob Bettman:

4. Treble viol improvisation over a ground:

5. Some reviews I wrote for SF Classical Voice:

6. Twin Guitar Boogie live in C’Ville with Joe Adkins, Lee Bidgood, David Cosper, and Mary Simpson: