I have a new album out this month I’m so excited to share with everyone, KING OF GHOSTS, featuring sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta and the City of London Sinfonia. This is the fourth release from Globe Music, the label I set up and manage for Shakespeare’s Globe. Percussionist Cormac Byrne plays the talking bodhran and other ethnic and modern percussion instruments in an intensely virtuosic display, while composer Johannes Berauer has orchestrated Soumik and Cormac’s music to create a truly ecstatic film score to Satyajit Ray’s 1968 iconic film Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne.
The music is groove-based new classical music, with incredibly finessed string writing, intimately conceived double solos, and a truly panethnic feel. It’s been a thrill to conduct this music, in concert and then on the disc. As with all Globe Music releases, this was recorded in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe, and is available only on Globe platforms until January 5. You can find the album here on our Globe Music site.
Below is an interview I did with Matthew Swann of City of London Sinfonia about this special release.
And here’s some media about the release: