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They emerge from the ground once every seventeen years, and fill the fields with a powerful drone. We played live with these Magicicadas by a bend in the Cuyahoga River, our instruments were but two sounds among millions.

David Rothenberg, clarinet, iPad
Lucie Vítková, accordion, voice, hichiriki

1. I watched the motions of the world
2. Droning the extremity of woe
3. Bitter were the lingering sounds
4. Part Lydian, Part Dorian
5. A thousand insects wake from sleep
6. Know not how soon they will die.

recorded live in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio
June 4 and 5, 2016

watch the film of how this recording was made.

Titles derived from ancient Greek and Chinese cicada poems,
collected by entomologist Keith Kevan, see Rothenberg’s book for more details….

A limited edition CD version is available with one bonus track, the entire live concert we played at the Bath Nature Preserve, June 5th, 2016. Contact us for details...

TN 1614
(c) (p) Terra Nova Music 2016
all titles published by Mysterious Mountain Music BMI


released December 2, 2016


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