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Ode To Gravity:
Composer Silvia Nakkach

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 61 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer, performer, and music therapist Silvia Nakkach (pronounced ‘nah-kash’). Born in Buenos Aires, Nakkach studied composition at Mills College with Anthony Braxton and David Rosenboom. She has since gone on to become the founder and director of The Vox Mundii Project, where Nakkach uses her singing as a means of healing, and has explored the integration of classical and indigenous chants with other spiritual practices.

Musical Selections:  Sound Forest / Silvia Nakkach -- The Nature of Change: Introduction ; Tango (To A. Piazzolla) ; Raga Duet / Silvia Nakkach -- Hasa (”Playful & Joyful”) / Silvia Nakkach -- Dhyana (”Contemplation”) / Silvia Nakkach -- Cutting Forces [excerpt from the opera “Amazonia Insight”) / Silvia Nakkach -- Woody / Silvia Nakkach -- Fuga / Astor Piazzolla [arr. by Egberto Gismonti] -- Tribal Dances [excerpt from the opera “Amazonia Insight”) / Silvia Nakkach -- [a story about a woman and snakes, with music] / Silvia Nakkach -- The Underworld Lament [excerpt from the opera “Amazonia Insight”) / Silvia Nakkach
Performers:  Silvia Nakkach, flutes, percussion, keyboards, vocals, etc. (all)
Paul McCandless, English horn and oboe (Nature ; Hasa ; Dhyana)
Jack Gates, guitars (Nature ; Hasa ; Dhyana)
Mike Knapp, cello and string bass (Nature ; Hasa ; Dhyana)
David Miles, percussion and hurdy-gurdy (Dhyana)
Genre:  New Music
Subject:  Nakkach, Silvia ; Piazzolla, Astor; New Age music; Music for meditation; Vocalises with flute; Operas -- Excerpts; Synthesizer and cello music; Canons, fugues, etc. (Cellos (3)); Monologues with music
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Nakkach, Silvia ; McCandless, Paul; Gates, Jack (Guitarist); Knapp, Mike; Miles, David (Percussionist); Piazzolla, Astor; Gismonti, Egberto
Recording Date:  8/17/1992
First Broadcast Date:  8/17/1992
 
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