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Composer Kodjbashia's homage to James Joyce, Heiner Muller & Valere Novarina performed by the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra with Kiril Dzajkovski, Chris Cutler, Patric Driver & Valere Novarina.

Kodjabashia, Nikola
Explosion of a Memory

Kodjabashia, Nikola: Explosion of a Memory (Recommended Records)
Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

Performed by the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra with Balkan electro legend Kiril Dzajkovski, Chris Cutler (percussion), Nikola Kodjbashia (prepared piano), Patric Driver and Valere Novarina (readers). Text fragments are by Heiner Muller and Valere Novarina.

A four-dimensional explosion in which stretches of Baroque, folk themes and Byzantine liturgy exist contemporaneously with modern and post-modern materials - much as strata emerge where tectonic plates fold one time over another - settling eventually into long, beautiful, tonal stretches, lighter than air, that drift and attenuate to reveal, dreamily, the old simplicities. Immersive, timeless and unmistakably new, this music respects but definitively breaks with existing schools to explore instead its own geographically unique influences and contradictions.

'Explosion of a Memory' is a homage to my literary heroes: James Joyce, Heiner Muller, Valere Novarina, William Gibson, Euripides and Colin Teevan; it's also a deeply personal epic about the complex relationship between childhood myths, history and perpetual homecoming'. NK it."-ReR USA

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UPC: 752725027922

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReR NK3
Squidco Product Code: 12987

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live June 25-26, 2008 at The Army Hall Skopje, Republic of Macedona by Marks Ingram assisted by Alen Hadzi Stefanov


Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra

Borjan Canev-conductor

Special Guests

Chris Cutler-additional percussions

Kiril Dzajkovski-live electronics

Nikola Kodjabashia-prepared piano

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Track Listing:

1. Bildbeschreibung (2001) 12:05

2. Explosion of a Memory (2008) 16:19

3. La cama de Gaudi (2001) 6:34

4. Secular Gothic / Neuromancer (2004) 12:51

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