David Darling and
Released: April 1, 2014
This is true “art music”—vivid and orchestral in scope, yet rich with subtle microtonal movements. It is simultaneously an ode to love and an intimate communion with all things. Love becomes at once the inquiry, the answer, and the life within the music. May listening open your heart to your own story, your own longing. —Silvia Nakkach
With In Love and Longing, acclaimed composer and vocalist Silvia Nakkach and Grammy® Award-winning cellist David Darling beckon us into a moving journey: Nakkach's spiritually profound vocals in dialogue with Darling's luminous cello merge to immerse us in a powerful experience of deep listening and emotional release.
These tender musical explorations draw upon many places, languages, and cultures, creating an acoustic landscape that evokes a colorful tapestry of feeling, sensuality, and prayer. They invite us to become alchemists who see music transformed into images, and images into poetry, feeling all of it from the depths of our hearts.
With Steve Gorn, flute; Kit Walker, piano; Christopher Willits, guitar.
Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you,
as fish out of water hear the waves,
or a hunting falcon hears the drums.
Come back. Come back.
This turning toward what you deeply love saves you.
— Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks