Rebirth of a Nation

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Conceived as a reimagining of director D.W. Griffith’s infamously racist 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, Rebirth of a Nation, recorded with the Kronos Quartet, is a controversial and culturally significant project examining how “…exploitation and political corruption still haunt the world to this day, but in radically different forms.” + Originally commissioned in 2004 by the Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Weiner Festwochen and the Festival d’Automne a Paris, the project was Paul D. Miller’s first large-scale multimedia performance piece, and has been performed around the world, from the Sydney Festival to the Herod Atticus Amphitheater, more than fifty times. + Paul D. Miller is probably most well-known as DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid. + He has recorded a huge volume of music and collaborated with a wide variety of musicians and composers, Iannis Xenakis, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Steve Reich, Yoko Ono and Thurston Moore among them. + He also composed and recorded the score for the Cannes and Sundance Award-winning film Slam, starring acclaimed poet Saul Williams, and produced material on Yoko Ono’s recent album Yes, I’m a Witch.
Item number CA21110
Barcode 713746311025
Release date 8/28/2015
Category Film and TV Music
Number of units 2
Classical Composer DJ Spooky
Ensemble Kronos Quartet
Disc: 1
Rebirth of a Nation01:18:00
1 The Broken Compass (Intro Theme) 00:01:29 DJ Spooky Kronos Quartet
2 A Nation Divided 00:05:16 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
3 North Isn't South 00:02:58 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
4 The Most Dangerous Woman in America 00:03:17 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
5 Stoneman 00:03:24 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
6 Cameron 00:04:10 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
7 The Parallax Waltz 00:04:44 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
8 Gettysburg Requiem 00:04:35 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
9 What Would Moses Say? 00:06:12 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
10 Lincoln and Booth Get Acquainted 00:05:50 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
11 Dixie as Anti-Utopia 00:04:13 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
12 Blackface (We Are All Sharecroppers Now) 00:05:45 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
13 Getting Biblical 00:03:33 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
14 The Election and Results. The New Montage 00:03:39 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
15 Gus, Elsie, Silas and the Klan 00:06:03 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
16 Black Militia 00:02:06 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
17 Ride of the Klansmen 00:06:13 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
18 The Next Election 00:03:41 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
19 Ghost of a Smile 00:02:04 Kronos Quartet DJ Spooky
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