Free Burma

NUNCA 002
2008

In 1991 composer/guitarist Rainer Wiens found himself inside Burma with the Karen Rebel Army, who were fighting to overthrow the military dictatorship that still rules the country. This CD is dedicated to the people of Burma and the musicians he met there, playing a fantastic gamelan music in the middle of the jungle and a civil war. Free Burma is a CD of freedom. Freedom from cliche, freedom to combine the uncombineable, freedom to hope and freedom to play with joy despite the insanity that surrounds us. The band consists of a traditional chinese flautist who has also played with John Zorn, a new music viola player who is an amazing improviser, a south Indian percussionist in love with Harry Partch, three jazzers and a guitarist obsessed with kalimbas and rhythm. The band has its own sound.

Track Listing

    • 1
      Birds of Burma (2008)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      4m02s
    • 2
      Kawthoolie (2008)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      5m05s
    • 3
      No Obvious Solution (2008)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      9m57s
    • 4
      Star Crossed (2008)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m54s
    • 5
      A Complicated Sadness (2008)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      11m37s
    • 6
      Totina (2008)
      • 2.0
        • Stereo 2.0
      6m28s