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World Music, page 17

   Found CDs: 175
 

Premio Citta' di Recanati - Nuove Tendenze Della Canzone Popolare d'Autore XII edizione

Premio Citta' di Recanati -  Nuove Tendenze Della Canzone Popolare d'Autore XII edizione
ID: ARCD1001
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Music
Subcollection: Pop

format: Digipack with booklet 24 pages

From over a decade the "Town of Recanati music award" has always been attending to new trends of Italian and popular composer songs, no matter the music genre. To this aim the awards has dedicated a special music contest which this year, being the XIIth edition, involved more than 8000 composers and singers. the 16 finalists of the 2001 edition of "Recanati Award" are now gathered in this cd.
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Mantra - musical conversations across the Indian Ocean

Mantra - musical conversations across the Indian Ocean
ID: KEDCD68
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Traditional
Subcollection: Ethno

The dramatic and evocative encounter of Portuguese missionaries and Goan Indians in the early 16th century stands out as a thrillingly inspirational chapter in the story of musical fusion. These award-winning musicians explore the extraordinarily blended sounds of historic Europe and Asia and apply their collective experiences to create a radical new dialogue for the 21st century.


The Orlando Consort collaborates with virtuosos Jonathan Mayer (sitar), Shahid Khan (voice), and Kuljit Bhamra (tabla) to create exciting new works that fuse early music and Indian classical music.
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Michael Nyman- VertovSounds - A Sixth Part of the World, The Eleventh Year- The Composers Cut Series - Vol.4

Michael Nyman- VertovSounds - A Sixth Part of the World, The Eleventh Year- The Composers Cut Series - Vol.4
ID: MNRCD118
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Film Music

Michael Nyman has now completed scores for the three major films that the pioneering Soviet filmmaker Dziga Vertov made in the late 1920s. To ‘Man with a Movie Camera’ he has added ‘The Eleventh Year’ and ‘A Sixth Part of the World’ and as a unique experiment for MN Records he has created a new Michael Nyman Band work - by making a montage of material from both of the soundtracks into a single, continuous piece which runs for 77 minutes.
I wrote the score for Man with a Movie Camera in 2002 and now, with A Sixth Part of the World and The Eleventh Year, I am in the privileged position of having written soundtracks for the three major films that Dziga Vertov made at the end of the 1920s and on which his reputation is based in the west. In the same way as I avoided reading Vertov’s background notes to the music he designated for Man with a Movie Camera when I wrote my score, so with A Sixth Part and The Eleventh Year research was deliberately limited and most of my interest seemed to focus on the similarities and differences between those two films and Man with a Movie Camera (and had me musing on an interesting trio of self-borrowers -Handel, Laurence Sterne and Vertov, with whom I have a strong affinity!) My reaction was to Vertov’s images and the process of their organisation - to the two interrelated, but dissimilar worlds that he presented and promoted in these two films.
Subsequent research, with the help of Barbara Wurm and other archivists from the Austrian Film Institute (which has released a DVD of the two films with the new soundtracks), has allowed me to appreciate differently the content and the context (both cinematic and political) of these two films. And my discovery of the book ? Lines of Resistance: Dziga Vertov and the Twenties, edited by Yuri Tsivian (2004) has thrown up some wonderful supplementary texts like the critic Izmail Urazov's appraisal of A Sixth Part of the World. He writes very powerfully about the musicality of Vertov’s film, which instinctively had influenced my score:

‘Vertov edits sequences like a composer’

That is the cause of the emotion which the film arouses. You cannot relate it; there is no plot, no intensification of the action, but there is an intensification of emotion. Like in music. That is where the emotion comes from. Vertov leads the 'melody', returning to it, playing with dissonances, using the exoticism of the polar snows and the burning hot sands, almost like something beyond sense, almost like a composer using the texture of the sounds.

And within Vertov’s sequences there is a rhythm, with which he infects the viewer: 'a Negress with a child on her back, hammering into your consciousness the tempo and rhythm of the montage of dancing legs, linked to the rhythm of a dance, of the movement of machines...' (Tsivian, p 187)

VERTOV SOUNDS represents a very different approach to the way of processing a soundtrack album: since the music for both films is sectional but continuous and, like Vertov, constantly refers back on itself, there are no ?named tracks' that can be separated out in the way that, say, ?Chasing Sheep is Best Left to Shepherds' from The Draughtsman's Contract has become an independent concert work. So the music for the films is presented as a non-stop montage of alternating sequences (sometimes quite complex in themselves) from each film.
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Michael Nyman - McAlmont and Nyman - The Glare

Michael Nyman - McAlmont and Nyman - The Glare
ID: MNRCD116
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Music
Subcollection: Vocal and Piano

For 'The Glare', McAlmont selected various Nyman compositions and turned to world news for inspiration. These new songs, written in the first person, draw on a variety of subjects from 21st century piracy (Going to America), lothario world leaders (In Rai Don Giovanni) drug mules (In Laos) and banking errors (Take the money and Run). David McAlmont's exquisite voice has enthralled soul and jazz fans both as a solo artist and as one half of the hit-making duo McAlmont and Butler ''One day he will open his mouth and a cathedral will fall out'' Melody Maker. Michael Nyman is one of the UK's most prestigious and innovative composers whose work reached its widest audience through his film scores for The Piano, Greenaway's The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and The Draughtsman's Contract (available on MN Records)


Michael Nyman and David McAlmont first met at the Freud Museum in London in the summer of 2000. They had both been invited to the launch of Nose Book: Representations of the Nose in Literature and the Arts by the author Victoria De Rijke. David had been a student of Victoria’s at Middlesex Polytechnic and the score of Michael's Nose-List Song (1985) was included in the book.


Michael and David talked and discovered that they were signed to the same record label, Virgin, at the time. Years before, David had become 'utterly entranced' by Nyman's soundtrack to Peter Greenaway’s film The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover and soon after he acquired the box set of Nyman's soundtracks became a huge fan.

In the years following the Nose/ Freud meeting it was often mentioned on the grapevine that Michael might be interested in working with David but this was all hearsay until 2007 when David, in a state of creative frustration, decided to join Facebook. Nyman contacted him within a week. They recollected their first encounter and quickly began plotting a collaboration.

Michael mentioned that he was totally unable to write his own song texts and David realised that he had become bored with 'the navel-gazing futility of writing love songs about his own feelings' and at 40 wanted to create something more worthwhile with his lyric writing

At this point Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa emerged as a subject of interest to both musicians as David indicated that he had become fascinated with the life of the 19th century French painter - especially his determination to create documentary canvases based on contemporary life: battle-field injury, asylum inmates and shipwreck memoirs.

But this project was soon replaced by the current project where David wrote new songs based on contemporary news stories over pre-existing Nyman compositions. McAlmont's subject matter explores pertinent subjects as varied as 21st century piracy (Going to America), trafficked prostitution in Europe (City of Turin), sexually-charged world leaders (In Rai Don Giovanni), assisted suicide (Friendly Fire), reality television (The Glare), African orphan migration (Fever Sticks and Bones), banking errors (Take the Money and Run)and drug mules (In Laos).

David felt strongly that the songs were most effective if written from the first person point of view of the individual characters discovered in the researched reports to create an emotional engagement with the subjects that is lost by the time their stories emerge in the glare of the 24 hour news media. This process of course caused initial concern for McAlmont because he was taking already brilliant compositions, adding to and adjusting them. But fortunately, Michael Nyman was delighted with the result.
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Music for an Island - Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Music for an Island - Eden Stell Guitar Duo
ID: BGS117
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Guitar

(CD also has CDROM bonus footage with movie)

The prize winning Eden Stell Guitar Duo take a new direction with the release of their CD ‘MUSIC FOR AN ISLAND’ BGS117. The Duo’s passion for performance innovation has resulted in a finely crafted and synchronised multimedia concert of music and images inspired by landscapes and locations from around the UK.
The diverse programme covers the length and breadth of the British Isles from the Orkney Isles to the seaside promenade of Eastbourne, taking in the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, leafy Sherwood Forest, and the Beatles’ Liverpool along the way.
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Diggi Diggi Dang Dang: Kuljit Bhamra, Judith Seelig, Tom e Morrison

Diggi Diggi Dang Dang: Kuljit Bhamra, Judith Seelig, Tom e Morrison
ID: KEDCD69
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Songs

'Alternately powerful, tender, funky and bizarre' - A remarkable love song between voice, drum and electronica that underlines a theme of grandeur and stimulates our awareness of the great big unknown. A recording inspired by the trio's recent sunset performance at Stonehenge.
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The Best of Sangeeta

The Best of Sangeeta
ID: KEDCD65
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Music
Subcollection: Songs

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Bhangra Latina: Kuljit Bhamra featuring Alex Wilson, Sangeeta and Shahid Khan

Bhangra Latina: Kuljit Bhamra featuring Alex Wilson, Sangeeta and Shahid Khan
ID: KEDCD67
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Subcollection: Songs

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Himalaya Dawn by Kuljit Bhamra

Himalaya Dawn by Kuljit Bhamra
ID: KEDCD61
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Music
Subcollection: Songs

Kuljit & Shan thrilled and captivated audiences as on-stage percussionists in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit West End musical Bombay Dreams. They continued their partnership working together in the orchestra of Michael E Ward’s musical The Far Pavilions, for which Kuljit wrote the Indian music. The duo present their debut album of energetic & electrifying percussion-based grooves. The CD also features a wonderfully quirky bhangra remix of The Bee Gees 'STAYING ALIVE'.

Shan Chana - dhol, guitars, drum kit, voices, percussion, keyboards, tanpura, udu, dholak, programming and vocal effects.

Kuljit Bhamra - tabala, dhol, dholak, keyboards, matki, toombi, percussion, programming and vocal effects.
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Viva Cuba Libre!

Viva Cuba Libre!
ID: ARNR0300
CDs: 1
Type: CD
Collection: World Music

Cuban, World, Jazz

format: CD Book

This superb cuban music compilation features stars from "Buena Vista Social Club": Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Compay Segundo, Ruben Gonzales, and Eliades Ochoa.
This Audio Book contains 14 beautiful Cuban songs performed by legendary musicians from the temple of Cuban son.
In addition to the music, cuban life is narrated through the unique photographic eye of Stefano Biliotti.

Viva Cuba Libre contains a 64-page book including 100 colorful images. The text, photographs and music make this a collector's dream.

The book contains 100 photos taken by noted fiorentine photographer Stefano Biliotti, beautifully displayed in a layout and design by graphic artist Carlo Savona.
It is a collection that stimulates emotions via images, a "visual track" to an "audio movie".
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