MY MUSIC NOW FEATURING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ORIENTAL INSTITUTE MUSEUM!
Tracks from my 2011 compilation album, "Ancient Landscapes" are being used in the video "Remembering Katumuwa" featured in the Special Exhibit "In Remembrance of Me: Feasting with the Dead in the Ancient Middle East" at the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago, between 8th April 2014 to 4th January 2015!
The tracks used in the video are my composition "King David Danced" & one of my earlier arrangements for solo lyre of the 3400 year old "Hurrian Hymn" from ancient Ugarit...
The exhibit features a replica of a mortuary monument (stele) of an official named Katumuwa (ca. 735 BC), recently discovered by University of Chicago archaeologists at the site of Zincirli, Turkey. The text inscribed on it has transformed our understanding of the ancients' concept of the soul and how it was tended by the living. This specially commissioned video recreates the rituals that were enacted before the stele.
Find out more about the exhibit here:
Here is the trailer to the video, featuring my composition, "King David Danced":
The full length video featured in the exhibition can be downloaded here
Physical CDs of my 2011 compilation album, "Ancient Landscapes" are available to order now, from the Oriental Institute Museum Shop!