Beautiful New Album with Cello

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Proud to be a part of this new release by master magician, Bryan Senti. I’ve played cello on many of Bryan’s amazing film scores, including Experimenter, with Winona Ryder and Peter Sarsgaard. It was great playing on this new album which takes aim at injustice and inequality. Now out from Kowloon Records 👏👏

  1. Get it on: iTunes Amazon

Looking forward to being a part of your next beautiful project.

Best,

Noah

Another New Krishna Das Album Arrives!

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I’m excited about the new Krishna Das album out today! I play cello on this peaceful recording created to help kids with autism. 

Beautiful performances by Genevieve WalkerNina RaoArjun BruggemanDavid NichternMark Egan and a holy host of choir members. Beautifully engineered by Jay Messina.

Available everywhere. #chant #autism #weareone

I hope to see you soon at a live show! 

10/20    w Nina Rao in Hudson, NY
10/27    w Krishna Das and Nina Rao in New York, NY
11/1      w film composer Nathan Larson improvising a live score to the animated film Animal Farm based on the Orwell novel. At Nitehawk Cinemas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
11/3      w Krishna Das and Nina Rao at the Ahimsa Festival, Hunter NY
11/9      w Krishna Das in New York, NY
11/10-11  Workshops w Krishna Das in Brooklyn NY
11/17    w Nina Rao in Saratoga Springs, NY
12/30 Hospice Benefit w Krishna Das in Rishikesh, India


Please see NinaRaoChant.com and
KrishnaDas.com for their details and tickets

An Album is Born

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Hello Dear People,

I hope the Summer has been good to you and that the beginnings of Fall find you well. I've been working hard to bring the music out of its shell, and also taking some time to be in Nature, and with friends, to reflect and enjoy.

I’m very excited to share with you the release of Anubhav, the new album by chant artist Nina Rao which I produced.

Anubhav uses instruments from around the world, including tabla drums from India, kora harp from west Africa, violin and cello, and guitar and bass to highlight Nina’s beautiful voice and harmonium playing. Her wonderful songwriting made my work as producer easy. Enjoy Anubhav on CD here, download on iTunes, or stream on Spotify or your favorite streaming service.

I hope to see you soon at a live show! 

10/6      w Krishna Das in Huntington NY
10/20    w Nina Rao in Hudson, NY
10/27    w Krishna Das and Nina Rao in New York, NY
11/3      w Krishna Das and Nina Rao at the Ahimsa Festival, Hunter NY
11/9      w Krishna Das in New York, NY
11/10-11  Workshops w Krishna Das in Brooklyn NY
11/17    w Nina Rao in Saratoga Springs, NY

Please see NinaRaoChant.com and
KrishnaDas.com for details and tickets

All the best,


Noah

Carnegie Hall Lullaby with Natalie Merchant

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Howdy!


I hope you're all well and enjoying some lazy summer days.  

I'm very honored to be a part of the The Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project. The Project sends songwriters to Rikers Island and other institutions, where mothers have been separated from their babies or struggle to stay connected to them. There, these writers team with mothers to co-create lullabies for the children. Some of these songs were recorded by singers including Fiona Apple, Rosanne Cash, Angélique Kidjo, Patti LuPone, Natalie Merchant, and Dianne Reeves, and are now available on Decca Records. I was blessed to play quartet cello with Natalie on a wonderful song. I've even got a little solo! 

Listen on Spotify or buy the CD here. It's also on iTunes.

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I'm looking forward to the Fall, and to new releases- Anubhav, the new album by beautiful Nina Rao which I produced, and Mantra Brothers, the debut album my brother Jeremy and I made together. Please stay tuned for those!

Meanwhile, if you'd like to come hear me play with Krishna Das, please see his calendar at  KrishnaDas.com. I begin on September 7th in Northampton, MA. I hope to see you soon, and share a dip in the pool.

Yours,
Noah

New Krishna Das Album Out Now

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It's been a challenging period for the world. I hope you are all thriving despite the challenges and taking time to nurture yourselves. It's a delicate balance- doing good in the world and for others, while taking care of ourselves. Sometimes we get to do both. I'm very happy to have the opportunity to play music in some environments specifically for the nurturance of the soul. I find that I'm most fulfilled in this capacity and that I'm nurtured in being there too!

I was blessed recently to be a part of the 15th album of Krishna Das, who melds western sensibilities with Kirtan, the Indian singing of mantras.  My role in the album began abruptly as I arrived at the studio and KD said "come in and try this"- a song I'd never heard before. As cameras and tape rolled, we recorded the duet which opens the album. 'Trust in the Heart' is now available on his site, on iTunes, etc.

We'll be playing live in NYC on November 11 and doing a workshop on chanting on November 12. Tickets for both events are here.

I'm also excited to announce that my brother Jeremy and I are completing an album of our own. Mantra Brothers is our name. The album is a collection we co-wrote, setting Sanskrit mantras over a background of African percussion, cello, and Jeremy's gorgeous saxophone playing. Stay posted for further updates on the upcoming release.

Stay well

Noah

New Natalie Merchant Album with Plenty of Cello

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Hello Friends!

I hope the Summer has treated you all really well!  I'm doing a lot of music stuff as well as resting and enjoying Nature. How bout you?

Last month, a 10-CD retrospective of Natalie Merchant was released by Nonesuch. It includes a new album, Butterfly, of music with string quartet, including a bunch of cello solos by me. It was amazing to work with Natalie, former front woman for 10,000 maniacs- her voice is one I consider a national treasure. Being in the room with that sound did something to me. The new album is only available with the box set. You can preview and buy the collection here.

And in other great news, Alcanza, the new album by Fabian Almazan and Rhizome was released last month to beautiful reviews, receiving 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine. We're an octet playing together for almost a decade now. Wow! Preview and buy the album here.

Upcoming, more recording with Krishna Das and a September public concerts at Town Hall NYC and Menla Institute. Find out more about that here

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon at a live event or elsewhere. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon.....
 

Yours,

Noah