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Dia Ti Maria

Bishi_World on September 25, 2011 19:11

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    Welcome to Bishi's new single.‘Dia Ti Maria’ is an 8.5 minute choral piece; a song of loss, fortitude and self-realization.

    Inspired by the Greek Orthodox liturgy, the 1st and last sections are written in Koine (Biblical) Greek. The English lyrics are quotes from the speeches in Milton’s Paradise lost.

    Originally commissioned by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus the US debut grabbed the front page of the New York Times who announced Bishi as the ‘New British Diva’.
    Bishi sings all 50 voices on the recording…

    Rich harmonic writing develops from the clusters of Bulgarian throat singing to the more open, pastoral harmonies of English folk. The atmosphere moves from despair to realization and resolve.

    Vocal techniques suggestive of Ligeti and Meredith Monk can be heard in the occasional slides and ‘asides’ to give a sense of melodic fluidity to the musical landscape.

    Now Sit Back & Enjoy!

    10 Comments

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    • Paul Beaumont
    • Paul Beaumont
      Paul Beaumont on March 17, 2012 22:28

      What a songstress; you are Ace

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    • dcnoise
      dcnoise on November 21, 2011 00:53

      This just gets better upon each listen Bishi! Big hugs and hope to see you next week...

    • Nina Butkovich-Budden
      Nina Butkovich-Budden on November 20, 2011 17:19

      OMG Bishi I am listening to this on the repeat for the past hour- mesmerising!

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