Album: The Gurdjieff Folk Instruments Ensemble, Music of Georges I (ECM)

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The Independent Culture

The music for piano written in the 1920s by the exotic guru-figure Gurdjieff and his pupil, the Russian modernist-composer Thomas de Hartmann is returned to the east from whence it came in these startling new arrangements for an orchestra of folk instruments by fellow Armenian Levon Eskenian.

The combination of instrumental voices, and the otherness of the voices themselves creates deep, mysterious yet marvellously relaxing soundscapes to sit awhile in.