THE MUSICAL ADVENTURE CONTINUES
Recorded in April, 2007 in Chicago's historic Orchestra Hall with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a live audience, New Impossibilities further extends the scope of crossover music. Ancient tonalities and strange instruments from the Eastern world mix with modern techniques such as sampling from the Western classics, with a result that is sometimes astonishing. Bits of it can be heard for free onlin at SilkRoadProject.org.
Founded in 1998 by the acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, this non-profit organization promotes multicultural collaboration among artists of the different cultures that line the ancient Silk Road. This network of trade routes ran, both by land and by sea, through southern Asia, limking Xi'an in China with the Mediterranean World. Dating from at least the time of the ancient Romans, it stretched over a length of some 8,000 kilometers (5,000) miles.
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