A Track of the Day with a difference for a sunshine-blessed Friday.
Barcelona-based Mexican composer Fernando Corona, aka Murcof, is a celebrated sonic adventurer, his arrangements channelling classical sensibilities but also treading experimental waters. His latest album, ‘The Versailles Sessions’, is released through Leaf on December 1.
A quick note about the album, from the powers that be:
“In the summer of 2007, Fernando Corona completed a site-specific commission for Les Grandes Eaux Nocturnes, an annual festival of sound, light and water at Château de Versailles in France. A suite of music was composed specifically for the grand evening fountain display in the Jardin du Roi. ‘The Versailles Sessions’ is an aural document of the event, to be released this winter on specially priced CD and limited edition double vinyl.”
‘Death Of A Forest’ is taken from the record, and can be downloaded below. Pop, it certainly is not. Get ready to expand your mind.
Murcof tours in November, with a specially arranged set entitled ‘Oceano’; expect the material to form the backbone of his next album proper, the follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed ‘Cosmos’.
14 Reading South Street Arts Centre
15 Bristol Arnolfini
16 Birmingham Hare & Hounds
17 Brighton Duke of York Picturehouse
18 Liverpool Bluecoast
19 Oxford Hollywell Music Room
20 London Purcell Room (get tickets)
21 Norwich Arts Centre
22 Belfast Sonic Arts Research Centre