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Wadada Leo Smith: Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs

Read "Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Un lavoro ambizioso, profondo e impegnativo, questo Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs di Wadada Leo Smith, dove il musicista affronta nuovamente con passione un capitolo della vicenda nero-americana per la dignità e i Diritti Civili negli Stati Uniti. Ricordiamo lo splendido lavoro, riunito in un cofanetto di quattro CD pubblicato nel 2012 ...

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Wadada Leo Smith: Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs

Read "Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs" reviewed by John Sharpe

Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's prolonged late career flowering shows no sign of abating with the creation of yet another epic work, following on the heels of his monumental Ten Freedom Summers (Cuneiform, 2012), Great Lakes Suite (TUM, 2014) and America's National Parks (Cuneiform, 2016). For his inspiration he takes the story of Rosa Parks, one of ...

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Wadada Leo Smith: Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs

Read "Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs" reviewed by Doug Hall

Acclaimed trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and educator Wadada Leo Smith has released an oratorio of seven songs inspired by the iconic civil rights leader Rosa Parks. In his own words, Rosa Parks: Pure Love. An Oratorio of Seven Songs is “concerned with ideas of freedom, liberty and justice, a meditation centered around the civil rights movement." Looking ...

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DarkMatterHalo: Cataclysmic Beauty

Read "Cataclysmic Beauty" reviewed by Nicola Negri

Non è un caso che il termine sound designer, con il quale si presenta il musicista elettronico Hardedge (al secolo Velibor Pedevski), sia usato solitamente per designare una precisa figura in ambito cinematografico, responsabile di progettare quell'insieme di rumori ambientali, foley e colonna sonora che contribuisce a dare sostanza alla narrazione filmica. Un ruolo spesso sottovalutato, ...

Darkness Interrupted

Label: Hardedge
Released: 2016
Track listing: Darkness Interrupted; Suffuse.

Cataclysmic Beauty

Label: Hardedge
Released: 2016
Track listing: Cataclysmic Beauty; Coin of the Realm; Deep Dark; Stretched Light; Glyph; Eht-nisbA.

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DarkMatterHalo: Darkness Interrupted

Read "Darkness Interrupted" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Hardedge, all'anagrafe Velibor Pedevski, si definisce un sound designer. Non un sound designer qualsiasi. Hardedge è un architetto di suoni elettronici dotato di una sensibilità non comune. È capace di costruire scenari e affreschi apocalittici di una profondità siderale, e quasi mai disturbanti, che si reggono su autentiche colonne soniche. Potremmo definirlo un ...

The Nile

Label: Hardedge
Released: 2015
Track listing: The Nile; Signs and Symbols of Humanity; Civilization of Barbarism; Harp.

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Wadada Leo Smith/ Hardedge: The Nile

Read "The Nile" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Avant-garde trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith has crafted epic sets, like the four disc Ten Freedom Summers (Cunieform Records, 2012), inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. And then there are the near-epics: 2014's The Great Lakes Suite (TUM Records, 2014), a two disc celebration of North America's great waterway. And sometimes he offers up, in contrast, fairly ...


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