Teaching the World to Play
Escenas de los AztecasJames Barnes
This stellar, evocative work is written in a similar style as , another powerful work in a primitive style. Using a large percussion section (with many world instruments), the music is cast in several sections. The opening is based on driving and powerful rhythms before the evocative and mysterious . This leads into , an emboldened 7/8 dance that approaches moments of chaos that lead to a powerful and dark ending. Intense!