Friday, November 4, 2016

Cutting: Aromates and "Epee Tranchante (Sharp Sword)"

Aromates, which gives us our tune today, is the ensemble put together by Michele Claude, a French percussionist. Their music straddles both time and space, sitting between Occident and Orient, traditional and modern, composition and improvisation. This song, Epee Tranchante (Sharp Sword), comes from the 2005 Aromates album Jardin de Myrtes, which explored Arab-Andalusian music of the 9th through the 19th centuries.