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New From Cantaloupe: Sentieri Selvaggi album, Zingiber, out now! May 31, 2011

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“The collaboration between Cantaloupe Music and Sentieri Selvaggi continues with the 10th album release of the Italian ensemble; a group comprised of some of the best Italian musicians who have spent over 14 years working to promote contemporary music.

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The title Zingiber takes its name from a composition by Carlo Boccadoro, founder and conductor of Sentieri Selvaggi and eclectic figure of contemporary Italian culture. Zingiber, which is Latin for “ginger”, underlines the irreverent character of the piece and the record – a dash of ginger with frantic bells, cows, mechanical birds, whistles and a polyrhythmic clashes of various objects.

The remaining tracks move between different musical languages and very different moods – strong incisive rhythmic compositions are intermixed with more reflective pieces. Hints of minimalism and popular music give way to more complex and intricate structures that give life to a colorful mosaic of various sounds and atmospheres, fully exploring the virtuosity of the performers.

After touring the various works featured on Zingiber in their native country of Italy, Sentieri Selvaggi will present the album release in the U.S. as they perform on June 19, 2011 at the Bang on a Can Marathon at the World Financial Center, Winter Garden in NYC.”

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