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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:
... 'Hsipaw' is the name of a small mountain village in Burma, where a popular festival was taking place at the time the composer was passing through. He was deeply moved by the cheerful, lively nature of the people, which contrasts sharply with the oppressive character of the military dictatorship under which they live. As in 'Angkor', the music initially expresses that cheerful, festive atmosphere, however, in the second part, the strings also give voice to the people’s pursuit of freedom, working from within the depths towards a violent climax, a musical rising from oppression, as it were. ...

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Performed by the
Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Deyan Pavlov

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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