Next week Saturday, 15th March, we will be on hand for the presentation of the first album for Socos Dúo and the first for us as a label. We will pop a bottle of red for sure, it’s been waiting to be opened for a while. I walked into Arena Digital studios where I quite often work, and the sound coming out of the speakers in the control room grabbed me hard. They were recording what is now encapsulated within a 5¨disc with the title, These Times We Are Living.
The duo, formed six years ago by broad-minded souls, César Martín and Ciro Hernandez, most uniquely combine marimba and cello, to perform selections from their new album, including works by Astor Piazzolla, Osvaldo Golijov from Argentinia, Assobio Jato, Heitor Villa-Lobos, ‘Violence’ by Philadelphia, USA-based, 2014 Grammy nominated Joseph Hallman as well as their own compositions, Lights and Shadows, written by Ciro, and Two Butterflies by César respectively.
This album embodies a devoted commitment to classics and to the contemporary. Academedic foundational studies intertwined with realism, exposing human frailties and achievements and creative fortitude.
Added to the musical element is the visual and fine art of Patricia Delgado. She joins force to create an unique engraved album cover. Stains on the move, black and white, no color, representing a state of stillness and calm.
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