WaterFire Tonight — Be Nice To The Mayors

waterfire Okay, it looks like we’re actually going to be getting some decent weather. It is hoped that tonight’s WaterFire will impress the visiting mayors, and I’m sure that the irony of our hallmark spectacle being fire-related will not be lost on them. The creepy/soothing ambient music is a big part of the experience and the music page on the WF website explains some of what goes into this atmospheric mixtape.

The soundtrack often returns to works by four principal composers – the Estonian composer Arvo Part’s modern reinterpretations of ancient Christian and Russian Orthodox liturgical music; the Armenian folk melodies played by Djivan Gasparyan on the Duduk or Nay (an Armenian oboe); the American avant-garde composer David Hykes’ settings of various religious music for small chorus using vocal techniques derived from Tibetan “overchanting”; and selections from Nicholas Lens’ brilliant work Flamma Flamma – The Fire Requiem.

I knew that was Flamma Flamma. My sister owes me ten bucks, she thought it was Mony Mony. Click here for info on how to get your own music considered for use. Good website by the way — easy to navigate, informative, and visually appealing.

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