Thursday, July 22, 2010

Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso - Music from The Screens

This collaboration between world composers Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso presents a unique body of work grounded in musical virtuosity in both Western and North African musical cultures. The opening strains of "The Mad Cadi's Court" burst with an aggressive violin double-stop punctuated by an Algerian lute playing North African rhythms and tonalities. Strikingly different from what listeners have heard from Philip Glass from this era. These Algerian folk traditions permeate the entire disc, with many pieces energetic and others more esoteric and soundtracky. Composed as music for a production of Jean Genet's play The Screens, set in Algeria, the music both highlights and compliments the play's drama with sounds native to the setting of the play. Very welcome and refreshing.  - by Mark W. B. Allender, AMG

Artist. Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso
Album: Music from 'The Screens'
Year: 1992
Label: Point Music
Total time: 49:25

1.  The Mad Cadi's Court 2:29
2.  Leila Dies 1:50
3.  Said And His Shadow Dance 2:50
4.  Decorating The Dummies 2:22
5.  Warda's Whorehouse 2:47
6.  The French Lieutenant Dreams 2:12
7.  The Arab Women Lament 2:50
8.  Land Of The Dead 3:27
9.  Ansatou 2:39
10.  19th Century France 1:38
11.  Said's Treason 3:01
12.  The Orchard 7:09
13.  The Village 2:02
14.  Prison Song 1:16
15.  Suso's Song 2:39
16.  France 1:54
17.  Night On The Balcony 2:04
18.  North Africa - 1962 4:10
All music composed by Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso


Philip Glass (Piano)
Foday Musa Suso (Kora, Kalimba, Vocals and Percussion)
Benjamin Hudson (Violin)
Michael Parloff (Flute and Piccolo)
Allan Blustine (Clarinet)
Jerry Grossman (Cello)
Martin Goldray (Keyboards)
Rex Benincasa (Percussion)


  1. hi
    time is going :-)
    can you re-up please?

  2. I have problems with the cue-file, it points to single titles, but .flac-file is only one.
    I just download again and will try again. If it does not work, I'll post a message. Thx.

  3. The cue-file points to the several titles. Cannot extract with Nero writing an image. Flac file though plays well, as a whole. Question: can you repost with other cue-file? thx

  4. Thx for new links. But cue-file show same problem.

  5. I checked. It works for me... I used EZ CD Audio Converter.



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