Diamanda Galás

At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem

Marketing Highlights

At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem documents Galás’ volcanic May 2016 performances as Saint Thomas the Apostle church in Harlem, NY, described by the New York Times as “guttural and operatic, baleful and inconsolable, spiritual and earthy, polyglot and wordless, nuanced and unhinged.” The concert, produced by Intravenal Sound Operations and Red Bull Music Academy, was composed exclusively of what Galás calls “death songs.” Sung in Italian, German, French, and Greek, the performances include Galás’ dramatic settings of the death poems by Cesare Pavese and Ferdinand Freiligrath, as well as interpretations of songs by Jacques Brel (“Fernand”, “Amsterdam”) and Albert Ayler (“Angels,” sung by Galás, who has always believed that Ayler’s work is also vocal music).

Tracklist

1. Verrà la morte e avrà i tuoi occhi
Text: Cesare Pavese
Music: Diamanda Galás
2. Anoixe Petra
Text: Lefteris Papadopoulos
Music: Mimmis Plessas
3. Angels
Music: Albert Ayler
4. Die Stunde Kommt
Text: Ferdinand Freiligrath
Music: Diamanda Galás
5.Fernand
Text: Jacques Brel
Music: Gérard Jouannest
6. O Death
Traditional
7. Amsterdam
Text: Jacques Brel
Music: Gérard Jouannest
8. Artemis
Text: Gérard de Nerval
Music: Diamanda Galás
8. Let my People Go
Traditional

Album Details

Artist

Diamanda Galás

Album Title

At Saint Thomas the Apostle Harlem

Street Date

04/14/2017

Order Due Date

03/17/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Virtual Label Group

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD13

UPC

881626504024

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

ISO003