Terry Oldfield - Tears For Tibet (CD)
Release Date: 11/10/09
Tears for Tibet, a rare musical balm on this hearfelt and healing album.
The plight of the land and people of Tibet are treated to Terry Oldfields Tears for Tibet, a rare musical balm on this hearfelt and healing album. All music composed, arranged and performed by Terry Oldfield, and featuring the voices of Imogen Moore, Phuntsog Wangyal of the Tibet Foundation, and the children of Chalford Hill School. Tears from Tibet is Terry Oldfields homage to the struggles of the Tibetan people. In the liner notes, Oldfield describes the soundscape as bittersweet, which is true; the compositions are at once happy and sad. The story of the Tibetan refugees is a tragic one and the musics somber, at times longing tone reflects that. Yet, Oldfield often opts for a victorious air, depicting the fact that these poor souls may have lost their home, but their spirit cannot be broken. The music is often focused on the wispy beauty of Oldfields flute playing, which provides the cornerstone for the albums melodies. Synthesizer moods are used to evoke emotions in the listener, while the sounds of brisk wintry winds whistle through the albums backdrops. Excerpts of the Dalai Lama speaking and chatter from children playing also add a sense of gravity to the music. Music Design
|Label: New Earth Records|
|Genre: New Age|
|Run Time: 50 mins|