Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Great, Peaceful Music . . .

Mara Purl plays the koto—the Japanese harp. She grew up in Tokyo, fell in love with the instrument at a young age, and by the time she was a college student was invited by composer Teiji Ito to help create, and then perform the music for, a Jerome Robbins ballet. The piece is “Watermill”—his autobiography in dance in a very symbolic sense. It’s a stunning piece of dance utterly different from what we might imagine a ballet company would perform.

I was curious about what the koto sounds like so I went to CD Baby and found some beautiful samples of her music. I loved what I heard so much that I bought the CD. Now, I have to share her sounds with you.
See Mara's site http://marapurl.com/music/index.html to hear some audio files.

And on the CD Baby page http://cdbaby.com/cd/marilyn2, you can hear more tracks and purchase the CD.

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