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    The music on "Angkor" is inspired by places and events in Southeast Asia. All music is performed by the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra. Guest musicians, such as Grammy Award winning drum legend Dave Weckl (known especially for his work with jazz icon Chick Corea) and avant-garde cellist Arne Deforce, participate on "Angkor".

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from Angkor, released November 15, 2011
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From the CD liner notes:
... The mysterious aura that hangs like a veil around the famous temple ruins of Angkor is evoked through a combination of gamelan sounds and an ethereal violin melody. Then, sounds of dance rhythms take us hundreds of years back in time to a Khmer celebration that might have taken place here. The brass section evokes the splendour and grandeur of the royal court. Suddenly, the atmosphere changes as the decline of the kingdom is expressed through menacing Japanese taiko drums and rising and fading tremolo strings, eventually disappearing into the mysterious atmosphere found in the beginning of the piece. ...

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Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Deyan Pavlov

Guest Musicians
Evelina Arabadjieva: violin
Donka Banska: soprano
Cassio Duarte: shime-daiko, nagado-daiko, odaiko & bendir

Composed, orchestrated and produced by Mark Van Overmeire

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Mark Van Overmeire - Composer - Classical Music & World Music Las Vegas, Nevada

Mark Van Overmeire is a storyteller. His music is an imaginative fusion of classical music, world music, ambient and folk with colorful cinematic moods.

Beautiful and evocative, Mark's music is, according to Henri Brun from KRTU, "a mixture of world music and elegance all in one."
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