SHOW MARKS NEW YORK CONCERT PREMIERE OF YOU HAVE ALREADY GONE TO THE OTHER WORLD / MUSIC INSPIRED BY PARADJANOV’S SHADOWS OF FORGOTTON ANCESTORS, PRODUCED BY DEERHOOF’S JOHN DIETERICH, OUT APRIL 2
A vast swirl of energy kicked into action by percussion… as breathless as it is uplifting… perfectly mirroring the touches of magical realism in the film it was created to accompany – PITCHFORK
Listen to a track from the album via Pitchfork here
A Hawk and A Hacksaw, the duo of Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost, known for performing traditional and original music steeped in Eastern European folk traditions, will perform their sixth album You Have Already Gone To The Other World / Music Inspired By Paradjanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors May 23 at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The performance marks the New York concert premiere of the new album and will be presented as a live soundtrack to the film showing simultaneously. Part of the Target® Free Thursdays series, admission is free, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The sixteen tracks on the double album (out April 2 on L.M. Dupli-cation) feature seven originals along with nine Ukrainian, Hungarian and Romanian traditional songs re-imagined and arranged with inspiration taken from the legendary 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors by Russian filmmaker Sergey Paradjanov.
Taking their cues from the surreal folk magic of Forgotten Ancestors, Barnes and Trost began composing new music to perform along with the film in 2011 and, in 2012, took the project on tour, accompanying the movie live in cinemas and theatres internationally. The new album is the product of those tours and the evolution of the music into something that can stand on its own – new compositions and traditional folk tunes which can not only accompany the film but work to create a new blend of music and prerecorded sound that comments on, and sometimes overtakes, the original soundtrack and dialogue. It’s the band’s most dynamic album since they began their Eastern European adventure, with the thundering percussion and dramatic arcs of violin on the title track being counterpointed by majestic solo pieces for Persian Santur (“Where No Horse Neighs, And No Crow Flies”), and piano (“The Snow in Kryvorivnya”), stately organ-led processionals (“O Lord, Saint George, Bewitch Ivan, Make Him Mine”) and original sound and melodies from the film woven throughout.
Where: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage Broadway between 62nd and 63rd
When: Thursday, May 23, Set time: 7:30pm
Further info: http://atrium.lincolncenter.org/