Da Capo-Music from Circus Flora
- Artist: Miriam Cutler
- Format: CD
- Release Date:5/27/2003
The music that accompanies Circus Flora and it's magical show, Da Capo, comes to life on this new sound track. Award-winning composer, Miriam Cutler, has created a thrilling score for Da Capo and added a bonus track from an earlier Circus Flora production, 'Passport For Flora'. Based in St. Louis since 1985, Circus Flora currently makes it's home in the Grand Center Creative & Cultural District of the city. Over the last decade, the circus big top has also been featured at such prestigious venues as the Spoleto Festival USA, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Los Angeles-based film composer Miriam Cutler has been writing, producing, and performing music for over 20 years. Her evocative scores have graced numerous narrative features and award-winning documentaries, as well as television, corporate videos, cartoons, and even two circuses. She's known for her versatility, her soulful integration of world music styles, and her enthusiasm for working collaboratively. Cutler began her musical career as a singer/horn player in several bands, including the popular MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE OINGO BOINGO. She also led THE NEW MISS ALICE STONE LADIES SOCIETY ORCHESTRA and the jazzy SWINGSTREET, writing most of their music and arrangements, producing several recordings, and touring with them. Her love of jazz also led to a stint co-producing albums for Polygram-Verve including Joe Williams (nominated for a Grammy), Nina Simone, Marlena Shaw, and Shirley Horn. Production: * Executive Producer Catherine Ponder * Produced by Miriam Cutler * Recording Engineer Miriam Cutler * Mixing Engineers Miriam Cutler, Ira Ingber * Mastering Engineer Bruce Hanifan Musicians featured on this CD include: * Janine Delarte flute, clarinet, soprano, alto and tenor sax * Charlie Adelphia Armenian duduk and exotic flutes * Yussi flamenco guitar, mandolin * Ira Ingber electric and accoustic guitars * Nan Picceli violin * Novi Novog viola * Jimbo Ross viola * Nick Ariondo accordian (Courtesy of Accro-Music) * Toby Holmes trombone and tuba * Larry Tuttle upright bass, electric bass, Chapman Stick * Miriam Cutler kazoos, everything else including the kitchen sink ©2003 Miriam Cutler All rights reserved.