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Light of Life: A Summer Solstice Concert

by Robert Spalding Newcomb, James Aikman & Ken Kozora

An evening of structured improvisational musical exploration. Influenced by numerous strands of musical genre and thought, the trio of veteran composers/performers collaborate for the very first time -- an auspicious celebration of the Summer Solstice.
Genre: Avant Garde: Free Improvisation
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1. To the Passage of Time (Live)
Robert Spalding Newcomb, James Aikman & Ken Kozora
10:56 $1.99
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2. Leaving Varanasi (Live)
Robert Spalding Newcomb, James Aikman & Ken Kozora
15:32 $1.99
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3. Insects of Day and Night (Live)
Robert Spalding Newcomb, James Aikman & Ken Kozora
9:18 $1.99
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4. Roots Beyond What We Can Know (Live)
Robert Spalding Newcomb, James Aikman & Ken Kozora
10:54 $1.99
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5. Light of Life (Live)
Robert Spalding Newcomb, James Aikman & Ken Kozora
13:49 $1.99
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PROGRAM

To The Passage of Time

The evolution of this piece is the focus of the new CD of the same name, released during June 2013, by Robert Spalding Newcomb and James Aikman. This is the premiere performance of the trio setting of the piece.


Leaving Varanasi

In 2005, Newcomb travelled to India, and based in Varanasi, had the honor of private studies with the sitar master, Narendra Mishra. The raga Kirwani, referenced in this piece, was the basis of these sessions.

Insects of Day and Night

Illustrating extended techniques on all instruments, and based on a solo piece entitled 'Currency of the Edge', performed and recorded numerous times by Newcomb, the trio explores subtle timbral musings. The guitar is played using an 1887 silver dollar, found in 1980 on the streets of Brooklyn, NY.


Roots Beyond What We Can Know

Perhaps the most wide open and freely improvised piece of this program, the trio will push the boundaries of genre, in pursuit of a sonic landscape both familiar and challenging, tautly voiced at times, yet filled with emotional release.


Light of Life

A closing gesture of celebration to the turning of the solar year. A solo sitar version, recorded live at Kerrytown Concert House in 2007, appears on the CD, 'Undiscovered'.

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