Mochilla Presents Mulatu Astake + Suite For Ma Dukes + Arthur Verocai - Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series, 3xDVD
Following up the world premiere of the Timeless series during SXSW last month, Mochilla set their eyes on Boston asTimeless describes moments outside of time - moments that exist so deep inside history that they break through that finite grid. Timeless: The Composer/Arranger Series is an homage to the composer and arrangers that have influenced hip-hop in the most literal and profound ways.
The creative center of popular music today is the beatmaker/ producer. Whether it is Timbaland, Dilla, Dre, or Madlib, these musicians have an uncanny sense for voicings, a penchant for unusual sounds and catchy rhythms and a magical ability to manufacture a good performance. Today's beatmakers are the direct descendants of yesterday's composer-arrangers. Their processes -whether it be writing a memorable line for background singers or finding the appropriate moment for a baritone harmonica - mirror those of today's musicians. The composer/arranger creates music through the frame of the bigger picture, often more concerned with how things sound together than individually. Similarly today's beatmakers produce music on a grand scale, but through automation and sampling.
Timeless brings these two seemingly unlike worlds together. The series honors the musical legacies of some of the greatest composer and arrangers ever. Timeless celebrates the work in the context it should be seen - with full orchestras. From Mulatu Astatke to J.Dilla to Arthur Verocai, the Timeless Concert Series touched upon the works of three musical giants.
Mochilla is proud to announce the release of their 3xDVD box set. An extremely limited and hand numbered edition of 4,000 units will include full liner notes, a free fold-out poster exclusive only to this box set, extra features, songs and slideshows of images used in the presentation. Also, there will be a series of events scheduled around the release date including a SXSW screening.
DVD Three: Arthur Verocai
w/ a 30 piece orchestra feat. Alosio Aguiar, Justo Almario, Jose Bertrami, Ivan "Mamao" Conti, Carlos Dafe, Clarisse Grova, Airto Moreira.
Live @ the Harriet And Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex - Los Angeles, California - March 15, 2009
(73 Minutes/ Black & White/ Stereo/1.33.1 Aspect Ratio):
Timeless 3 saw Arthur Verocai make his first trip to Los Angeles. His performance of the complete seminal 1972 record brought the capacity Luckmann crowd to a stand still. According to Verocai, "he never played the record, alive or dead!" and hid the record from his family because "of his disappointment at its failure during the 70s." His delight at the opportunity to play this music in its complete form can be seen in the DVD. He has subsequently been offered an opportunity to do the concert again in London. Stay tuned. The music for the DVD has been mixed by Verocai himself in Rio de Janeiro. He was so excited with the result that he held a private screening of the concert at the beginning of December with the Carioca music community.
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