David Rothenberg | Nightingale Cities

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Nightingale Cities

by David Rothenberg

Live performance of humans and birds together.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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1. The Boori Sound (feat. Lembe Lokk & Sanna Salmenkallio)
3:35 album only
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2. Dreaming Slow (feat. Lembe Lokk)
7:32 album only
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3. While Birds Chant Praises (feat. Cymin Samawatie & Lembe Lokk)
2:38 album only
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4. O Bülbül, Your Love (feat. Cymin Samawatie, Lembe Lokk & Korhan Erel)
8:59 album only
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5. The Nightingales Are Drunk (feat. Lembe Lokk & Korhan Erel)
8:08 album only
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6. Viktoria's Dream (feat. Lembe Lokk & Sanna Salmenkallio)
3:39 album only
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7. Nightingale Cities (feat. Cymin Samawatie & Korhan Erel)
8:08 album only
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8. Addicted to Birds
4:56 album only
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9. She's Finally Here (feat. Benedicte Maurseth)
3:59 album only
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10. At Midnight We All Waited (feat. Benedicte Maurseth, Volker Lankow, Ines Theileis, Wouter Jaspers & Emil Buchholz)
4:04 album only
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11. I Cannot Go Home (feat. Wassim Mukdad, Volker Lankow & Ines Theileis)
4:35 album only
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12. Exit Music (feat. Lembe Lokk & Sanna Salmenkallio)
4:04 album only
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13. Nightingale, You Are the One
6:56 album only
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14. Elektro Repeet
8:34 album only
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15. Sharawaji Blues
4:48 album only
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16. Willow Wind
3:27 album only
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17. No One Sings at Dawn Alone
6:55 album only
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18. Ballad with Nightingales and Mosquitoes (feat. Sanna Salmnekallio)
3:49 album only
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19. Sisichak
4:19 album only
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20. Sisichak Remix (For Emu)
9:08 album only
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21. Alien Beauty
5:42 album only
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22. The Morning Electric
3:23 album only
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23. Sotovalta's Satakieli
9:00 album only
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24. Neonachtigall (feat. Jay Nicholas)
9:12 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Five years in the making, David Rothenberg’s Nightingales in Berlin project includes a book, a film, many live concerts, and this double CD, including a 20 page color booklet of stills from the film and music not available in any form online. Here’s what Rothenebrg says about the project:

“I used to make interspecies music largely on my own, seeing myself as some kind
of individual explorer seeking out musical ideas with creatures we can’t even talk
to. But in recent years I’ve decided that the point of musical contact with another
species is to convince other people to join me. Over five years, from 2014 through
2019, I invited the best and most adventurous musicians I know to connect in
musical collaboration—humans with nightingales, in Berlin and Helsinki.

The nightingales have helped me find the perfect sound. By assembling just the
right group of kindred spirits, together we dream of a way that humans and nature
might live closer together. Our species is warming the planet beyond recognition,
and this could mean the end of our reign over this place. Yet there are still these
moments during which humans can touch nature through sound happening all around
us, as we make music along with the nightingales of Helsinki and Berlin. The paths to
animal music sit right before us.

I love to listen to different musicians respond to the song of the nightingale for the
very first time. I have played with these birds for several years now, and sometimes
I wonder why I keep trying to make music with musicians with whom I cannot speak,
who live as birds—such different lives than people who may join the band. Some
human critics think it’s all delusion, that I intrude upon the birds’ ancient world of
perfect sound and struggle, but whenever I bring a new musician along to play with
nightingales, I realize why I began this process in the first place. We all feel such joy
and hope when music can carry meaning from one species to another. The planet
becomes a more harmonious place.”

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