The Peabody Post

Zane Forshee released world premiere recording

My name is redFaculty artist Zane Forshee (MM ’01, GPD ’03, DMA ’11, Guitar) recently released the world premiere recording of Ronald Pearl’s (MM ’85, Guitar) My Name Is Red on the Artists Recording Collective label.  The single will also be included as  part of an upcoming album. The piece, originally written in 2007, was inspired by the novel of the same name by Orhan Pamuk, the great Turkish novelist and Nobel laureate. Pearl describes the design of the piece as follows: “As in the novel, the point of intersection between the Islamic world and the west of the 16th century was Venice: it is here the piece begins – with a barcarolle, and a reference to Mendelssohn’s famous Song Without Words/ ‘Venetian Boat Song’. From there it moves steadily eastward. The music is in not meant as an imitation of Turkish styles, but instead is meant to evoke the musical traditions that developed throughout the Islamic world.” A promo video for the single can be found on YouTube.

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