The ever-busy New York-based chamber orchestra The Knights has worked with some of the top composers and musicians in the world including Osvaldo Golijov on a stunning new release of his large scale symphonic work, Azul. The piece draws on several world music traditions as do the other pieces on the album. We talked to founding violinist and composer Colin Jacobsen about music, world travel and more.
Ascending Bird, by Siamak Aghaei & Colin Jacobsen
Azul: I. Paz Sulfúrica, II. Silencio, by Osvaldo Golijov
Azul: III. Transit, IV. Yrushalem, by Osvaldo Golijov