25 maggio 2015


Viene presentato domani a Londra con un concerto presso il club The Bedford il lavoro che David Cross ha condotto per recuperare, espandere e portare a nuova vita uno dei temi scaturiti oltre quarant'anni fa dalla scrittura di Starless, celebre brano dei King Crimson (nell'album Red, 1974) recentemente riproposto con perizia - e impressionante fedeltà all'originale - anche dal gruppo The Unthanks. L'album si intitola Starless Starlight, e riprende un paio di improvvisazioni condotte qualche anno fa sugli stessi temi da Robert Fripp. Al concerto prendono parte, con il violinista, David Jackson, Yumi Hara e Tony Lowe.

David Cross (ex-King Crimson) will be joined by David Jackson (ex-Van der Graaf Generator), Yumi Hara (The Artaud Beats) and Tony Lowe (producer, guitarist, composer) performing tracks from the album and, in keeping with the spirit of this venture, will individually and collectively devise, and compose original new interpretations of the Starless theme. Anything could happen... and probably will – expect the unexpected!
The story of ‘Starless Starlight’ is that of a short melody composed by David Cross and Robert Fripp that emerged as one of the key themes of the King Crimson song ‘Starless’ (1974). The tune resurfaced in two improvisations performed and recorded by Fripp at Blueberry Hill, St Louis in 2006. These recordings and the theme itself were then transformed by David Cross (and co-producer Tony Lowe) into the album ‘Starless Starlight’.

http://www.david-cross.com
http://yumihara.exblog.jp/23722175
https://www.burningshed.com/store/kingcrimson/product/314/6517
http://tinyurl.com/o3g9hw9