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|Nhu Quynh & Various Artists|
Stilling Time - Traditional Musics of Vietnam
Genres: World Music, Pop
This recording is a work of wonder, an act of dedication by Philip Blackburn, an American contemporary composer who traveled to Vietnam in 1993 as a visiting artist and came home with some of the best recordings of contemp... more »
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This recording is a work of wonder, an act of dedication by Philip Blackburn, an American contemporary composer who traveled to Vietnam in 1993 as a visiting artist and came home with some of the best recordings of contemporary folk-music traditions available anywhere. Nineteen tracks display the cultural variety and excellent musicianship of this nation, from street musicians, school children, farmers, and mothers as well as classically trained artists and professional folk musicians. There are work songs, play songs, songs of religious fervor and simple life events, and each is well recorded, on location, without any pretense at production or "art." Works are performed by gong ensembles; by skilled chamber-music ensembles using ancient zithers and modern, altered guitars; by theater orchestras and solo singers; by lutenists and bamboo-xylophone players. Blackburn has also include a lengthy piece recorded at random on a street in Hanoi, complete with the sounds of passing vehicles, street musicians, a bell smith, bikers, and chirping bugs. --Louis Gibson
Stilling Time is a truly GREAT listening experience!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Seattle, Washington | 04/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Stilling Time is one of my all-time favorite CDs. It seems as though something other than just the music (which is quite astounding) was captured on tape. The feeling in the air, the silences, the tension and enviornment are all there too. You feel like you're in the same room, in a foriegn place, listening in on some of the most unique, heart-felt traditional folk music available to our ears today. This, simply-put is Beautiful."