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The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble, Levon EskenianMusic Of Georges I. Gurdjieff

Label:ECM Records – ECM 2236, ECM Records – 277 1913
Format:
CD, Album
Country:Germany
Released:
Genre:Classical, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Folk, Contemporary

Tracklist

1Chant From A Holy Book5:07
2Kurd Shepherd Melody2:38
3Prayer1:48
4Sayyid Chant And Dance No.105:41
5Sayyid Chant And Dance No.294:48
6Armenian Song2:32
7Bayaty3:59
8Sayyid Chant And Dance No.93:55
9No.113:38
10Caucasian Dance3:48
11No.403:09
12Trinity2:27
13Assyrian Women Mourners3:24
14Atarnakh, Kurd Song3:55
15Arabian Dance2:02
16Ancient Greek Dance1:37
17Duduki3:33
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Recorded November and December 2008
Teryan Studio, Public Radio of Armenia, Yerevan

Mastered at MSM Studio, Munich

An ECM Production

℗ 2011 ECM Records GmbH
© 2011 ECM Records GmbH

Printed in Germany
Made in Germany by EDC

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Issued in an O-card case with a 28-page booklet of photographs and liner notes in English and German.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02527 71913 9
  • Label Code: LC 02516
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • SPARS CODE: DDD
  • Matrix / Runout: UNIVERSAL
  • Matrix / Runout: 06025 277 191-3 01 * 52758526
  • Matrix / Runout: MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC
  • Matrix / Runout: A
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0146

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Review by Stephen Eddins
Armenian writer and philosopher Georges I. Gurdjieff was not trained as a composer, but he had a wealth of musical ideas based on folk traditions of Armenia and other Near and Middle Eastern cultures. His disciple Thomas de Hartmann was a pianist and composer, and Gurdjieff dictated over 300 melodies to him, which he arranged for piano, and which have become relatively widely known thanks to the advocacy of pianists like Keith Jarrett, Cecil Lytle, and Alain Kremski. On this ECM album, Levon Eskenian takes Gurdjieff's music a step closer to its roots by arranging the piano pieces for the kinds of instruments and folk ensembles the composer would have been most familiar with. The results sound remarkably like folk music of the regions in which Gurdjieff lived and traveled. Some of the instruments Eskenian uses in the Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble may be familiar to Western listeners with an interest in Eastern music, but some are likely to be exotic to all but specialists and committed fans. The string, wind, and percussion instruments produce a rich variety of timbres and Eskenian combines them with insight and ingenuity to produce a broad spectrum of moods. The modal pieces, many of which have a gently elegiac or meditative quality, are related to a number folk traditions, and in his helpful program notes, Eskenian describes the cultural influences behind each piece. ECM's sound is immaculate, warmly atmospheric, and immediate.