John King - Free Palestine | New World Records NW80786

John King - Free Palestine


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Label: New World Records

Cat No: NW80786

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd June 2017



The Secret Quartet
John King (oud)


King, John

Free Palestine


The Secret Quartet
John King (oud)


Even before you've heard a single note of Free Palestine by the composer and instrumentalist John King (b. 1953), the work may well have made an impact for its title alone: a seeming reference to one of the more daunting, divisive sociopolitical conditions in modern global history.

For King - who became politically active during his late teenage years in Minneapolis during the Vietnam War era, participating in labor actions and protests, and later wrote music inspired by the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa - the question of Palestine has been an issue of particular interest. It follows, then, that Free Palestine, a unified sequence of relatively brief string quartet pieces composed from May 2013 to August 2014, is to some extent politically motivated.

The Secret Quartet:
- Cornelius Dufallo (violin)
- Jennifer Choi (violins)
- Ljova Zhurbin (viola)
- Yves Dharamraj (cello)

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