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Instrument: Vibraphone

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BarcelonaMozart, from Youth to Maturity

Mozart, from Youth to Maturity
Mozart, Safaian
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Sebastian Knauer; Pascal Schumacher
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How it's done: John Zorn celebrates his 60th birthday at the Barbican

Jon Zorn  ©  Scott Irvine
John Zorn doesn’t look 60. He looks 35, or whatever age it is where you’re still just about young enough to get away with wearing baggy camouflage pants. “And that’s how it’s done!” he yells through his mic at the end of the first half, over huge applause and cheering from this passionate Barbican audience.
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Nate Wooley's Seven Storey Mountain at Issue Project Room

Nate Wooley  ©  Bradley Buehring
Seven Storey Mountain, the title of Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s autobiography, is a reference to the mountain of purgatory in Dante’s Inferno. It is also, fittingly, the title of trumpeter Nate Wooley’s song cycle – meant to represent “a certain abandon found in religious practice within the confines of a composed work for instrumentalists”.
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