(Excerpt) The Otherworld Cycle by Rent Romus and the Life's Blood Ensemble
RENT ROMUS
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A live excerpt from The Otherworld Cycle, a the culmination of over fourteen years of research of the Finno-Ugric traditions and music. The Cycle consists of a series of new compositions and improvisations by Rent Romus inspired by the poems of the Finnish National Epic known as the Kalavela, as well as Karelian regional folk songs, and Sami Joik song elements of the native peoples of the north. The Other World thematic abstractly reference the Uralic “Body of Memory” embedded in Romus’ musical psyche refracted through the multi-faceted lens of improvisation and postmodern jazz.

Performed live at the SF Community Music Center on October 25th 2014 featuring:
Ron Heglin•Voice
Jason Hoopes•Bass
Heikki Koskinen•Recorder, E-trumpet, Kantele
Bob Marsh•Voice
Suki O'Kane•Percussion
Bill Noertker•Bass
Timothy Orr•Drums
Crystal Pascucci•Cello
Mark Pino•Percussion
Mika Pontecorvo•Flutes
Rent Romus•Saxophones, Kantele, Flutes, Bells
Shanna Sordahl•Cello

Filmed on location at the SF Community Music Center by Charles Smith
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