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David Dalle
Thursday July 25th, 2019 with David Dalle
Become Desert, John Luther Adams' most recent work which is "both a celebration of the deserts we are given and a lamentation of the deserts we create." Other desert music.

American composer John Luther Adams has followed on from his 2014 "Become Ocean" to his new work "Become Desert", again commissioned by the Seattle Symphony who also records it with conductor Ludovic Morlot. Central to John Luther Adams' music has always been his connection with natural places and the environment, and the changing climate is at the forefront of these two works. Though "Become Desert" is for even larger forces than the apocalyptic "Become Ocean" with the addition of a choir, it is much more fragile and really asks the listener to just pause and listen in the present. The music gives an enormous sense of space, which might initially seem empty, but as the music expands over a grand vista you become aware of how rich and full it is, building slowly and almost imperceptibly to its magnificent apotheosis. It is music to disappear in and feel like the horizon truly is infinite. I am finding I love to listen to it several times in a row. Adams says "Become Desert is both a celebration of the deserts we are given and a lamentation of the deserts we create."
Become Desert
John Luther Adams/Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot - Become Desert - Cantaloupe Music New
Continuing with other music from deserts around the world. Starting off in the Southwestern United States with Hopi singer Clark Tenakhongva, then Touareg music from the Sahara and Sahel, Uyghur music from Xinjiang, music from Rajasthan.
Omawvoli
Clark Tenakhongva, Gary Stroutsos, Matthew Nelson - Ongtupqa - ARC New
Sipaapuni
Clark Tenakhongva, Gary Stroutsos, Matthew Nelson - Ongtupqa - ARC New
Loololmani
Clark Tenakhongva, Gary Stroutsos, Matthew Nelson - Ongtupqa - ARC New
Tassile
Chet Fewet - Libya: Music from the Sahara Desert - Buda
Assinaina
Tartit - Abacabok - Crammed
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Ilana
Mdou Moctar - Ilana: The Creator - Sahel Sounds New
Adela
Stephan Micus - Desert Poems - ECM
Mendi
Kohinoor Langa Group - Rajasthan: Music From the Desert Nomads - Network
Muqam Rokhsari: muqam bashi
Ayshamgul Manat, Abdulaziz Hashimov, Abdurashid Nadirev, Aripjan Muhamadov, Abdughani Tokhtiev, Akram Hashimov - Music of the Uighurs, Traditions of Lli and Kashgar - Inedit
Kashgar songs
Ayshamgul Manat, Abdulaziz Hashimov, Abdurashid Nadirev, Aripjan Muhamadov, Abdughani Tokhtiev, Akram Hashimov - Music of the Uighurs, Traditions of Lli and Kashgar - Inedit
Lelira Ya Mana Lotfi Jormana
Lotfi Jormana Group - Music of Islam vol. 8: Folkloric Music of Tunisia - Celestial Harmonies
Exiting with another great rocking tune from Mdou Moctar...
Wiwasharnine
Mdou Moctar - Ilana: The Creator - Sahel Sounds New
Interactive CKCU
Shubham
Nice show David enjoying it

2:23 PM, July 25th, 2019
David Dalle (host)
Thank you Shubham

2:24 PM, July 25th, 2019