Kiss of Anima Mundi [6']

a samba of moans and whispers for percussion ensemble (6 players)

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The Kiss of Anima Mundi, a samba of moans and whispers, is a brief, lively, descriptive work for a percussion ensemble of six players who use many more times that number of instruments.  Some of these, samba whistles, cuica drums and the afoche come from Brazil.   Combined with Brazilian rhythms and contrasted with mysterious sounds from bowed percussion, The Kiss of Anima Mundi explores the kinship between elements of the savage and the spiritual, the mystical and driving physical rhythmicity.

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