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Possessed / Robert Black


Release Date: 09/22/2017 
Label:  Cantaloupe   Catalog #: 21134  
Composer:  Robert Black
Performer:  Robert Black
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded and filmed among the arches, cliffs and otherworldly rock formations of the Moab Desert in Utah, Possessed documents one musician's self-actualized journey toward musical discovery and enlightenment. Equipped with only his upright bass and an intrepid production crew, Robert Black ventured into Moab in the summer of 2013 with the specific goal of engaging the environment itself in a duet, improvising his way toward a finished recording that perfectly captures the haunting majesty, mood and power of the American desert. As the longtime bassist for New York's genre-busting Bang on a Can All-Stars, Black is thoroughly tapped into the creative current of today's new music. He's also uniquely attuned to the areas where acoustic music Read more and the sounds of nature can intersect, creating a third and totally unexpected entity that surges with unusually ecstatic energy. "Listen closely and feel the music," he encourages in the album's liner notes. "The sound, the look, the feel -- it affects me. It gets inside my head, inside my body. My hands move, the bass sings, the landscape responds and directs the movements, controls the sound. The music comes...from I don’t know where. I close my eyes. I lose myself. I give in. I surrender. I am transported. I am...possessed." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hunter Canyon: Dawn by Robert Black
Performer:  Robert Black (Double Bass)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Pritchard Culvert: Morning by Robert Black
Performer:  Robert Black (Double Bass)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Day Canyon: Afternoon by Robert Black
Performer:  Robert Black (Double Bass)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Dragonfly Culvert: Evening by Robert Black
Performer:  Robert Black (Double Bass)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Hunter Canyon: Night by Robert Black
Performer:  Robert Black (Double Bass)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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