#2861: Provenance

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Maya Beiser & friends perform live music in our studio for cello and electronics, featuring works by Raz Mesinai, Douglas Cuomo, and Djivan Gasparyan, among others.  Inspired by the glory of Spain's Golden Age, when Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived together peaceably in a centuries-long flowering of commerce, culture, and art, the music draws on various Middle Eastern traditions and incorporates original Arabic and Hebrew poetry as well as poetry by Rumi.  Hear Raz Mesinai’s “The Echo of Decay,” Douglas Cuomo’s work, “Only Death,” inspired by Andalusian Sufi chanting, and “Memories,” a work for solo cello by Armenian composer Djivan Gasparyan.

PROGRAM # 2861, with Maya Beiser and Friends, live (First aired on Wed. 10/29/08)





Maya Beiser & Shakrokh Yadegari


Djivan Gasparyan: Memories [4:30]
Douglas Cuomo: Only Breath [11:00]

Not yet recorded; other works by Maya Beiser are available on Koch Records, www.kochent.com, and this project, “Provenance,” should be recorded in 2009.

Maya Beiser & Raz Mesinai


Echo of Decay [9:00]

See above.

Paola Prestini

Body Maps

As Sleep Befell [14:30]

Tzadik #8060