Rudiger Oppermann's Klangwelten - Be (Klangwelten Version)

from To Be or not Three Be (Versions) by Diana Rosalind

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When I was asked to collaborate with world musicians on the 2002 Klangwelten tour, Rudiger asked to listen to a selection of songs from which to choose three of my originals to do versions of. This song which I first wrote as an a capella to which Barbara Imhoff wrote the original harp accompaniment, was featured on the Aether release "The Smoke of Vanished Kisses" and then chosen for the Klangwelten treatment by Rudiger. The electronic bed of sound and rhythm was created for the original Aether album by our producers, Chuck and Dave, and was here used as a backing track, over which Indian tabla master Jatinder Thakur played gorgeous ornaments while Rudiger improvised wild arpeggios. I loved performing this song in a combination of live traditional instrumentation and with electronics. I'm singing through a Digitech Vocal 300 signal processor, one of the first on-stage devices designed to be controlled by the singer, prior to sound reaching the main board.

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from To Be or not Three Be (Versions), released October 28, 2004
Rudiger Oppermann Celtic harp
Jatinder Thakur Tablas
Chuck Kentiss & David Palmer Electronic beats and sounds
Diana Rosa Vocals and live signal processing

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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