Eleni Karaindrou

Tous des Oiseaux (ECM 2634)

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Tous des Oiseaux

Eleni Karaindrou

ECM New Series

028948177417

ECM 156078

ECM 2634

JAZZ

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CD 13,21 €

Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou’s new album draws upon music created for two special projects: Tous des oiseaux, a play by Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad, and Bomb, A Love Story, a film by Iranian actor-director Payman Maadi. Tous des oiseaux, has won great acclaim for its bold exploration of the complex web of cultural identity; Karaindrou says of the play that it opened new horizons and broadened her perceptions. Meanwhile, Bomb, Eleni’s first new cinematic collaboration since the death of Theo Angelopoulos, has just been nominated for an APSA award for Best Original Score. Both works feature compositions for string orchestra and Karaindrou’s cast of gifted soloists. In what is now a thirty-year tradition, extending back to the Music for Films recording of 1990, Karaindrou’s luminous themes and arrangements acquire new contours and continuity through the mixing and editing of producer Manfred Eicher.

FEATURED ARTISTS:

ELENI KARAINDROU, piano
SAVINA YANNATOU, vocal
ALEXANDROS BOTINIS, violoncello
STELLA GADEDI, flute
VANGELIS CHRISTOPOULOS, oboe
YANNIS EVANGELATOS, basson
DINOS HADJIIIORDANOU, accordion
ARIS DIMITRIADIS, mandolin
MARIS BILDEA, harp
SOKRATIS SINOPOULOS, constantinoble lyra, lute
NIKOS PARAOULAKIS, ney
STEFANOS DORBARAKIS, kanonaki
GIORGOS KONTOYANNIS, cretan lyra, percussion
Sring Orchestra

TRACKS:

TOUS DES OISEAUX
01. The Wind of War
02. The Dark Secret
03. Encounte
04. Between Two Worlds
05. David’s Dream
06. Towards the Unknown
07. Lament
08. The Confession
09. Separation
10. Why?
11. The Impossible Journey
12. Je ne me consolerai jamais
BOMB, A LOVE STORY
13. A New Beginning
14. Love Theme
15. The Waltz of Hope
16. Mitra’s Theme - Walking in Tehran
17. Lonely Lives
18. Reconciliation Theme – var
19. Mitra’s Theme – var
20. Captured Heart
21. Reconciliation Theme
22. Love’s First Call