Akoé: Nuevas Musicas Antiguas

Akoé: Nuevas Musicas Antiguas
Taracea, Rainer Seiferth
ALPHA 597. 51’13


This is the debut recording of the Madrid-based Taracea ensemble, the core trio expanded by three guest musicians. They describe the ancient Greek word Akoé as “the poetic concept of remembered sound, the idea of giving noise a meaning and a sense of order to prevent it from being forgotten.” Taking well-known pieces from the Medieval and Renaissance they mould a new sound world that evolved from a holiday-like recording session in a remote location. The music combines early music, jazz and improvisation to “create a bridge between past and present”.  Continue reading