Soundtrack to Travels with H

by Paul Rubenstein

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Soundtrack to Travels With H:
a series of short films by Raeshma Razvi

The films: vimeo.com/channels/hafiz

I was very excited to work with Raeshma on this project. We had worked together some years before on her documentary film, "Home". "Travels with H" is about the continuing influence of the medieval Persian Sufi poet, Hafiz. It is less a portrait of Hafiz and his work directly than it is about contemporary people and how his work resonates through their lives today. I attempt to mirror this in the music by drawing on Persian scales and technique and filtering it through a modern lens through the choice of instruments, use of electronic effects and drawing on other musical styles.

This project gave me the opportunity to re-visit musical ideas from my time in Bakshish, my collaboration with Viren Kamdar in the 1990s in Seattle. "The Garden Still Sleeps" is a look back at one of our pieces from that time, "Sleeping Garden". "Alice's Journey" is a tribute to Alice Coltrane, especially the work she did in the 1970s with Pharoah Sanders, particularly "Journey in Satchidananda", one of my favorite albums of all time.

I am very grateful to Raeshma for the opportunity to create this music, and for her generous hospitality, and thanks to her husband Raj as well.
- Paul Rubenstein

[SpecT 27]

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released January 16, 2014

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earlier from Paul Rubenstein: Solo Trios
spectropolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/solo-trios

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