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Arts and Entertainment Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 8 years ago

TWIS Talks RIAF: Pure Sound, Harmonies of Ensemble Basiani

by: Jessi Smith

As a writer, I like to think of the English language as one vast galaxy of words — a respectable percentage of which I pride myself on knowing how to use in a sentence with relative accuracy. However, when I attempt to describe what it is like to become immersed in the music of Ensemble Basiani, that Milky Way of words in my mind seems like an inconsequential swirl of inadequate verbiage.

To put it simply, this group really is like none I’ve heard before. Just thirty minutes of Basiani’s undulating polyphonic chants and howls feels a like a journey through space and time to some far-off, mythical land.

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