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ARTIST
TITLE
ShamanSong
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NW 80545CD NW 80545CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/16/1998

"Composer/performer Joan La Barbara has been an influential figure in experimental music since the early 1970s. She has devoted her career to the exploration of the human voice as a multi-faced instrument. ShamanSong features three premieres of vintage La Barbara 'sound paintings' of pensive beauty and spiritual resonance. ShamanSong is a concert suite comprised of selected excerpts from a film score. 'Plaintive descending chords of soft hammers striking an ancient Balinese gamelan instrument, tar and dumbek, shakuhachi, music box tines, rainstick and African rattles all are blended with sighs and whispers, lamentation and ululations, calls, cries, lullabies and vocal winds to weave a strange mystery...'Rothko' is a series of sound paintings designed to reflect the mood, texture and emotion of Mark Rothko's final paintings for this very special chapel -- dark, intense, but with an inner light and moving figures that are sometimes heard, sometimes hidden.'"