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Kimura, Mari / Roberto Morales Manzanares : Leyendas (Les Disques Victo)

"Prior to the release of this CD, Mexican flutist/pianist Roberto Morales Manzanares was virtually unknown in North America. He met Japan-born violinist Mari Kimura when she played at Callejon del Ruido, a new music festival Manzanares ...
 

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Label: Les Disques Victo
Catalog ID: CD 069
Squidco Product Code: 24068

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2000
Country: Canada
Packaging: Jewel Case
Recorded Live at the Teatro Manuel Doblado de Leon in Mexico - June 8th, 1999.


Personnel:

Mari Kimura-violin

Roberto Morales Manzanares-flute, piano, harp

Elliott Sharp-electronics

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Artist Biographies:

"Elliott Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro."-Elliott Sharp

-Elliott Sharp website (http://www.elliottsharp.com/bio.html)
11/14/2018

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track listing:


1. Callejon Del Infierno 4:05

2. Magic Sirius 6:43

3. Un Chaneque 0:58

4. Las Comadres 5:26

5. Montes Sirenas 5:43

6. Mizu-Gami Sama 3:38

7. Yama-Mba 3:25

8. La Muerte Del Alcaraban 6:25

9. La Princesa Encantada 7:04

10. Urashima 3:21

11. Callejon Del Beso 6:29
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"Prior to the release of this CD, Mexican flutist/pianist Roberto Morales Manzanares was virtually unknown in North America. He met Japan-born violinist Mari Kimura when she played at Callejon del Ruido, a new music festival Manzanares organized in Guanajuato, Mexico. After playing together, they decided to record Leyendas in May 1999. The album was released on Disques Victo in conjunction with duo performing at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville. Kimura is a delicate, sensible violinist, although she can get screechy at times, but the star here is Manzanares. He goes from piano to harp to flute with remarkable ease. Very emotive as an improviser, he taps into the listener's soul, moving it with a strangely tonal/atonal approach. A competent pianist, he shines best on flute ("Callejon del Infierno") and harp ("La Princesa Encantada"). The improvisations remain concise and dense, a format allowing Manzanares to change instruments often. A highlypoetical encounter, Leyendas may have been one of the best revelations of 2000."-Francois Couture, All Music

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