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FEATURES FOR THE WEEK
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH YO-YO MA & THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE Acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma is one of the true icons of contemporary
music. He's not just a master in the classical world, but has
broadened his horizons to embrace music from around the world
and across genres. The Silk Road Ensemble may be his most ambitious
project. It's like an Asian caravan, picking up and dropping
off musicians along the Silk Road path from China to the Mediterranean.
Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble set up its tents in the
Echoes Living Room to play music from their latest CD, SILK ROAD
JOURNEYS: BEYOND THE HORIZON (Sony Classical).
A LIVING ROOM CONCERT WITH DARIN SCHAFFER A lot of solo musicians try to sound larger than they are,
but most of them do it with a lot of over-dubbing. Bay Area artist
Darin Schaffer plays an acoustic bass guitar but with looping,
and electronic processing he creates a broad tapestry that sometimes
sounds eastern, sometimes country and often ambient. In a Marin
County living room, Darin Schaffer plugs in, picks and bows his
way through music from his latest CD, DARIN SCHAFFER (Rebel Alliance).
JON HASSELL: IMPROVISATIONS IN INTUITION Jon Hassell is a seminal figure in contemporary music. A
student of Karlheinz Stockhausen and a musician in LaMonte Young's
Theatre of Eternal Music, he has roots in mid-20th century experimentalism
and minimalism. On his own, he's crafted a fourth world music
that has embraced rhythms from Africa to Bali, all sliced through
with modern technology, dub grooves, ambient atmospheres and his
own vapor trail trumpet lines. He's been an influence on Brian
Eno, Steve Roach, Robert Rich and hundreds of other musicians.
In an LA studio where he's mixing his latest album, Jon Hassell
talks about his hallucinatory swirl of seductive rhythms and soul-searing
trumpet called Maarifa Street (Nyen).
IRARI'S BALKAN LAMENTS Irina Mikhailova grew up in Kazakhstan, but since moving to
San Francisco in 1992, she's become a diva of the global music
scene there, singing with the world fusion groups Lumin and Medicine
Drum and the Bulgarian choir, Kitka. Now she's teamed up with
Oakland-based pianist Ira Stein, formerly of the Windham Hill
duo Ira Stein and Russel Walder. Together, they create chamber
works from Bulgarian, Rumanian and Russian folk songs on their
CD, ESQUISSE. Ira Stein and Irina Mikhailova talk about their
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