STEPHANE GINSBURGH – For Bunita Marcus (Morton Feldman)

Bunita Marcus (born May 5, 1952) is an American composer. She began studying composition at the age of sixteen and worked in both electronic and instrumental mediums while at the University of Wisconsin. In 1981, she received a Ph.D. in Composition from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York where she held… Continue lendo STEPHANE GINSBURGH – For Bunita Marcus (Morton Feldman)

Recitation of the sacred Avesta Holy Gathas

The Gathas are 17 Avestan hymns traditionally believed to have been composed by the prophet Zarathushtra (Zoroaster). They form the core of the Zoroastrian liturgy (the Yasna). They are arranged in five different modes or metres. The Avestan term gāθā ("hymn", but also "mode, metre") is cognate with Sanskrit gāthā (गाथा), both from the Proto-Indo-Iranian… Continue lendo Recitation of the sacred Avesta Holy Gathas

DEAD CAN DANCE – Dionysus [fvll albvm] (2018)

Dead Can Dance is an Australian music duo first established in Melbourne. Currently composed of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, the group formed in 1981. They relocated to London the following year. Australian music historian Ian McFarlane described Dead Can Dance's style as "constructed soundscapes of mesmerising grandeur and solemn beauty; African polyrhythms, Gaelic folk,… Continue lendo DEAD CAN DANCE – Dionysus [fvll albvm] (2018)

CHRISTIAN BOLLMANN -Obertongesang

Christian Bollmann (born February 19, 1949) is a German singer, conductor and trumpeter. After the first tours and the musical production of his songs in the duo Midnight Circus, with Torsten Schmid, he studied trumpet with Manfred Schoof at the Cologne University of Music. In 1969, he discovered the phenomenon of pitch-singing in a performance… Continue lendo CHRISTIAN BOLLMANN -Obertongesang

EYVIND KANG – Taksim

Virginal Co-Ordinates (Ipecac, 2004), by violinist Eyvind Kang, offers a delightful musical excursion, traversing far-flung musical territory. Best known for his work alongside such avant-gardists as Laurie Anderson, John Zorn and Arto Lindsay, Kang composed Virginal Co-ordinates as a large ensemble piece for Bologna's Angelica festival, where it was performed by the Playground Ensemble augmented… Continue lendo EYVIND KANG – Taksim

STARAYA DEREVNYA & GALYA CHIKISS – Tangled Hands

Based in London and Tel-Aviv, Staraya Derevnya (Russian: Старая деревня, "Old village") is an experimental psychedelic band that has been active since 1994. It is named after the historic district of Saint Petersburg. The group's music style is self-defined as "krautfolk" and is characterised by free-form jams, hypnotic rhythmic patterns and an eclectic mix of… Continue lendo STARAYA DEREVNYA & GALYA CHIKISS – Tangled Hands

JESSIKA KENNEY & EYVIND KANG – Kidung [Ideologic Organ]

The second beautiful album by the duo of Jessika Kenney-a vocalist known for her haunting timbral sense, as well as her profound interpretation of Persian vocal traditions,and Eyvind Kang - a violist for whom the act of music and learning is a spiritual discipline. The compositions on this album are about drawing the binary from… Continue lendo JESSIKA KENNEY & EYVIND KANG – Kidung [Ideologic Organ]

AMIR KOUSHKANI & EYVIND KANG – Sufi Invocation

This is the opening track of the album In the Path of Love: Improvisations on classical Persian and Indian music (2001), by Amir Koushkani and Eyving Kang. Amir Koushkani is an Iranian ethnomusicologist, composer, performer, and instructor of traditional Persian stringed instruments such as the Tar and the Setar. Dr. Koushkani’s training in Persian music began in… Continue lendo AMIR KOUSHKANI & EYVIND KANG – Sufi Invocation

EYVIND KANG – Binah

A truly stunning piece of work, Aspen Edities’ latest - Eyvind Kang’s “Sonic Gnostic” - radically bridges the worlds of minimal composition, rigorous experimentation, and improvised forms, in ways that locks Kang in the mind as one of America’s most original thinkers in the contemporary landscape of sound. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cajQehDpbsc Eyvindur Kang (born 23 June 1971… Continue lendo EYVIND KANG – Binah

“Namo Avalokiteshvara”, a Buddhist chant of compassion – PLUM VILLAGE

The Plum Village Monastery (Vietnamese: Làng Mai; French: Village des pruniers) is a Buddhist monastery of the Plum Village Tradition in the Dordogne, southern France. It was founded by two Vietnamese monastics, Thích Nhất Hạnh (a Zen master and Buddhist monk) and Chân Không (a Buddhist nun), in 1982. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNRvtJ6nQhw In Buddhism, Avalokiteśvara (Sanskrit: अवलोकितेश्वर,… Continue lendo “Namo Avalokiteshvara”, a Buddhist chant of compassion – PLUM VILLAGE