Monthly Archives for May 2012

Bruce Springsteen’s New Album Features Samples of Alan Lomax’s Field Recordings

Date posted: May 26, 2012

Bruce Springsteen’s newest album, Wrecking Ball, features two songs recorded by Alan Lomax.

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A New Film On Italian Polyphonic Singing By Hugo Zemp

Date posted: May 2, 2012

In the fall of 1954, Alan Lomax recorded several styles of remarkable polyphonic singing in the Genoa and in the Ligurian mountains north of San Remo. In the feature-length documentary, POLYPHONY OF CERIANA. THE COMPAGNIA SACCO,  ethnomusicologist and filmmaker Hugo Zemp brings the vocal polyphony of Ceriana vividly to life as he follows the Compagnia Sacco singing medieval ballads, love songs, and the occasional pop songin many contemporary contexts of village life.

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