The New Heroes

The New Heroes

by Chris Hedges

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The New Heroes

The soundtrack to the PBS series of the same name, Christopher Hedges' work here is meant to stand alone to tell the same stories as the documentaries, but at a more solely emotional level. Along with relatively simple compositions and sampling techniques, music is used to evoke the loneliness of slaves and prostitutes and samples from the affected regions are intermixed slyly to double the effects. The work can be almost unsettling at its most successful, and alternately hopeful. The music is well played throughout, filling Hedges' pieces with their intensity. This is program music at its best. The documentary itself would be a worthwhile companion, but the soundtrack does indeed manage to stand on its own.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
UPC: 0801298205647
catalogNumber: 82056

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Performance Credits

Chris Hedges   Primary Artist
Paul Horn   Flute,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,nose flute,Navajo Flutes
Christopher Hedge   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar,Kalimba,Loops,Guitar (Nylon String)
Julian Smedley   Violin,Viola,Vocals,Tibetan Bowls
Titos Sompa   Percussion,Vocals,Kalimba,African Drums
Edward B. McClary   Drums
Alam Khan   Sarod
Debopriyo Sarkar   Tabla
Titos Sompa   Percussion
Debapriyo Sarkar   Tabla

Technical Credits

Christopher Hedge   Composer,Engineer

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