Con Alma: Magos Herrera & Paola Prestini
Label: national Sawdust tracks
1. LA CREACIÓN DE LAS AVES Lyrics by Magos Herrera, Music by Vinicius Gomes. Featuring Magos Herrera, Vinicius Gomes guitar, Gonzalo Grau-cajón & percussion, and Jeffrey Zeigler-cello. Arranged by Gonzalo Grau. 2. TREE OF 40 FRUIT Developed by Marisa Michelson and Constellation Chor; Sung and by Marisa Michelson with the voices from the Sound of Isolation campaign. Music by Paola Prestini. Concept Maria Popova and Paola Prestini. 3. ROJO SOL Music and Lyrics by Magos Herrera featuring Kinan Azmeh-clarinet, Romero Lubambo-guitar, Jeffrey Zeigler-cello, Gonzalo Grau-cajón & percussion. Arranged by Gonzalo Grau. 4. ALMA MUERTA Featuring Ensemble Sjaella and Magos Herrera. Music by Paola Prestini 5. CON ALMA Music by Dizzy Gillespie. Featuring Magos Herrera and Musicians of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería with Gonzalo Grau-Cajón-percussion. Arranged by Diego Schissi 6. FRATRES Music by Paola Prestini featuring Ensemble Sjaella and Magos Herrera 7. INTERLUDE: THE SOUND OF ISOLATION A soundscape by Sxip Shirey serves as an intermission of sorts, bringing the listener to the sounds of isolation and communion that we experienced in our respective countries-from church bells, to “la bestia”, the train that carries migrants towards the US, to birds taking over the city of San Miguel de Allende, to city sounds. 8. THRUSH SONG Music by Paola Prestini. Excerpt from Figuring, by Maria Popova. Featuring Young People's Chorus of New York City and Magos Herrera. Soundscape by Sxip Shirey. 9. CUCURRUCUCU Lyrics and Music by Tomás Méndez. Featuring Magos Herrera and Musicians of Orquesta Sinfonica de Minería. Arranged by Gonzalo Grau.
Composer Paola Prestini and vocalist/composer Magos Herrera present Con Alma, an operatic tableau on isolation that will be released as an album recording and live digital experience, featuring original works alongside classic songs from the Mexican and Jazz songbook. Created and recorded remotely during the COVID- 19 pandemic, the project explores the question of how we can find communion and shared experience in a time of isolation. The album was released on National Sawdust Tracks, the in-house label of National Sawdust.
Album uploaded by magos herrera