Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Ludovico Einaudi, Taranta Project

Ludovico Einaudi, Italian pianist-composer, has given us an album of very compelling music from Southern Italy, adapted and reworked by an international troupe of singers and instrumentalists who inject world cultural influences into traditional taranta dance music. The Taranta Project (Ponderosa Music & Art) is the culmination of the collaboration, its realization through studio recording and extensive tour.

The album was recorded both live and in the studio. Either way we are treated to some ingenious fusions of traditional Italian, rock, world folk and contemporary music in a very vibrant and moving amalgam.

It comes off as some exceptionally creative interactions the likes of which you may not have heard before. It is world and new music, but most importantly it is excellent.

I will say that and be off. You simply must hear this album! I cannot do it justice in words. Just beautiful!

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