In Two Worlds One, internationally recognized recording artists, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter, perform traditional melodies and original compositions rooted in world folk traditions. This instrumental album features the Celtic folk harp and Swedish nyckelharpa, supported by a rich assortment of acoustic instruments to create a graceful and heartfelt collection of timeless music.
“Aryeh and I spent both our early years street performing with our harps and later became recording artists. Both of us have produced many records and from that we knew and respected each other, but our paths didn’t physically cross until many years later when we teamed up to drive together to present at a harp conference in Montana.
During that long drive we realized that we both loved the same music. As expected, we both enjoyed and revered medieval, Renaissance, Celtic folk and world music, but it was actually the 70’s AM pop and progressive rock – the music we both grew up on – that we bonded over.
Soon we began performing each other’s music – each adding distinct musical sensibilities and various instruments to the other. As Aryeh had recently taken up the Swedish nyckelharpa, he incorporated it into my music and I played more mandolin and guitar in his. There was magic from the very first notes we played together. Everyone who experienced our concerts immediately wanted to have a recording of the music.
Following the tour, and with our favorite songs of each other’s in mind, we commenced on a recording project in Aryeh’s San Francisco cottage recording studio. We set out to make the best recording we could – one which would be infused with the energy and spirit of our collaborative vision, our two worlds of musical history, a fusion of ancient and contemporary coming together into one.
This recording is the result of our many hours working together in Aryeh’s studio. It’s a very honest and sincere offering and we hope we did justice to this music we love. We hope it brings a bit of beauty and grace into our home and your life, as it has to ours.” ~Lisa Lynne
“The meeting of Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter isn’t just a meeting of two harpists. It’s a merging of multi-instrumentalists, a marriage of soulful fantasy with an explorers heart on a chamber folk music stage of the imagination. Two Worlds One is indeed a new planet of music born from a tangle of strings and two intertwined musical souls.” ~John Diliberto Echoes, Public Radio International