Listen: David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg Present 'Breath and Hammer'

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg (Jill Steinberg)

On Jan. 17, 2016, Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer and South African composer/pianist Kathleen Tagg presented "Breath & Hammer" — arrangements of "simple songs" from cultures around the globe.

Part of this year's Ferus Festival, the evening included original works by both performers alongside compositions by John Zorn, Kinan Azmeh, Rob Curto, Emil Kroitor and Roberto Rodriguez.

Program:

Kinan Azmeh (arr. Tagg): November 22
John Zorn (arr. Krakauer, Tagg): Ebuhuel
John Zorn (arr. Krakauer, Tagg): Parzial
Roberto Rodriguez  (arr. Tagg): Shron
Kathleen Tagg: Berimbau 
David Krakauer: Rattlin’ Down the Road
Rob Curto (arr. Tagg): Demon Chopper
Emil Kroitor (arr. Tagg, Krakauer): Moldavian Voyage
David Krakauer: Synagogue Wail  & Traditional (arr. Krakauer, Tagg): Der Heyser Bulgar

The 2016 Ferus Festival was curated by VisionIntoArt and featured six performances incorporating music, theater and visuals at National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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