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When they launch into a tune, the time zones drop away, the centuries, too . . . flat out spectacular!
— Robert Rodi, New City
Though the Arabic influence is unmistakable, the music’s emotional clarity and lyrical grace is universal.
— Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader

ALLOS MUSICA ENSEMBLE
James Falzone: clarinet, launeddas, tin whistle, shruti box
Jeremiah McLane: accordion
Ronnie Malley: oud, harmonium, voice
Tim Mulvenna: hand drums and percussion

DESCRIPTION
Founded in 2006 and featuring clarinet and various ethnic winds, the oud (an ancient Arabic lute), voice, accordion, and percussion instruments from around the world, Allos Musica explores the intersection of divergent streams of contemporary classical, jazz, and traditional music from the Middle East and Europe. The sound created through James' compositions and the ensemble's arrangements of Arabic and European folk music blends tradition and experimentation seamlessly.

    Click on the photo for a high resolution download. Photo credit: Marc Perlish

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Allos Musica has performed at The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, the 2013 Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, The Chicago Cultural Center, Hampshire College, The University of Illinois, Cornell College, Northern Illinois University, Thomas Moore College, University of Wisconsin, Amherst College, Marlboro College, and many other venues. The ensemble is especially adept at presentations in university and education settings.

RECORDINGS
Gnossienne (2016)

Lamentations (2011)

 

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