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Off The Map - The Silk Road Ensemble


Release Date: 11/10/2009 
Label:  World Village   Catalog #: 468095   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gabriela Lena FrankAngel LamEvan ZiporynOsvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Wu ManWu TongKojiro UmezakiShane Shanahan,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Over the years, the Silk Road Ensemble has evolved from a group of strangers, brought together by artistic director Yo-Yo Ma, into a close-knit band of friends. Off the Map is a testament to that transformation, as the Silk Road Project celebrates its 10th anniversary. Gabriela Frank's Ritmos Anchinos transports us into the Andes, pipa and sheng imitating indigenous folk instruments. Angel Lam's childhood memories emerge in Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain - an urban groove of Hong Kong carried by shakuhachi and bass. The creation of the world is at the center of Evan Ziporyn's Sulvasutra. Written for India's great tabla player Sandeep Das, the piece is an explosion of colors—cosmic particles uniting in the Big Bang, Read more knowledge spreading like fire throughout the universe. Osvaldo Golijov's Air to Air invokes a Sicilian protest song, prayers to Holy Mother Guadalupe, and songs from the Christian Arab Easter service, known to millions across the Middle East through recordings by the incomparable Lebanese singer Fairouz. The album features the playing of such renowned superstars as Kayhan Kalhor, Wu Man, Cristina Pato and Wu Tong, yet it is the Silk Road Ensemble’s collective spirit that shines through, proving great things can happen when strangers meet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ritmos Anchinos by Gabriela Lena Frank
Performer:  Wu Man (Pipa), Wu Tong (Sheng)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Period: 21st Century 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, New York 
2.
Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain by Angel Lam
Performer:  Kojiro Umezaki (Shakuhachi), Shane Shanahan (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Period: 21st Century 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, New York 
3.
Sulvasutra by Evan Ziporyn
Performer:  Sandeep Das (Tabla), Wu Man (Pipa)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Period: 21st Century 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, New York 
4.
Air to Air by Osvaldo Golijov
Performer:  Kim Dong-Won (Jang-go), Joseph Gramley (Percussion), Kayhan Kalhor (Kamancheh),
Wu Man (Pipa), Shane Shanahan (Percussion), Cristina Pato (Galician Bagpipe),
Bassam Saba (Nay), Kojiro Umezaki (Shakuhachi), Wu Tong (Sheng)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Silk Road Ensemble
Period: 21st Century 
Date of Recording: 06/2009 
Venue:  Systems Two Studio, Brooklyn, New York 

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