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Moondog - Songs and Symphoniques | Cantaloupe CA21192

Moondog - Songs and Symphoniques

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Label: Cantaloupe

Cat No: CA21192

Barcode: 0713746319229

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 3rd November 2023

Contents

Artists

Ghost Train Orchestra
Kronos Quartet
Rufus Wainwright
Jarvis Cocker
Marissa Nadler
Joan Wasser
Petra Haden
Karen Mantler
Sam Amidon
Aoife O’Donovan
Brian Carpenter

Works

Moondog

All Is Loneliness
Be a Hobo
Behold
Bumbo
Caribea
Choo Choo Lullaby
Coffee Beans
Down Is Up
Enough About Human Rights
Fog on the Hudson
High on a Rocky Ledge
I'm This, I'm That
See the Mighty Tree
Speak of Heaven
The Viking of 6th Avenue
Theme
Why Spend a Dark Night with You?

Artists

Ghost Train Orchestra
Kronos Quartet
Rufus Wainwright
Jarvis Cocker
Marissa Nadler
Joan Wasser
Petra Haden
Karen Mantler
Sam Amidon
Aoife O’Donovan
Brian Carpenter

About

Songs and Symphoniques: The Music of Moondog features brilliant new re-imaginings of the music of Louis Hardin, aka Moondog, the blind composer who lived on the streets of Manhattan and became known in the 1960s as “the Viking of Sixth Avenue” for his striking appearance. His beautiful and haunting music was an inspiration to Philip Glass and Steve Reich, who referred to him as “the godfather of minimalism.”

Conceived as a collaboration between the Brooklyn-based Ghost Train Orchestra and the legendary Kronos Quartet, the project quickly expanded to include numerous guest vocalists – including Marissa Nadler, Joan Wasser (aka Joan As Police Woman), Jarvis Cocker of Pulp fame, acclaimed singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, and vocalist Petra Haden, known for her striking a cappella works. Collectively it’s a stunning and talented lineup, digging deep to revitalise Moondog’s uplifting message for a new generation.

Extensive liner notes and archival photos chronicling Moondog’s history and the making of the recording, featuring an in-depth interview with Kronos Quartet’s David Harrington and Ghost Train Orchestra’s Brian Carpenter, moderated by Moondog scholar Irwin Chusid.

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