Silkroad Ensemble’s Recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time is Out Now
“Osvaldo Golijov’s ‘Falling Out of Time’ for Silkroad Ensemble is a masterpiece as intellectually stimulating as it is emotionally gripping”
Silkroad Ensemble has released its eighth album, Falling Out of Time, written by longtime collaborator Osvaldo Golijov. Falling Out of Time is inspired by Israeli writer David Grossman’s eponymous novel by the same name. Golijov’s music tells the story of the incredible pain of a grieving mother and father over the unbearable loss of their son, as well as the solace and contemplation that comes from humanity’s shared experience of death. Drawing from ballads of Central Asia and the early Delta Blues, Falling Out of Time is a tone poem in voices featuring thirteen Silkroad artists with immersive music that brings listeners into “a realm where loss is not merely an absence, but a life force of its own.”
“It so happens that we all are, as a world, living in a moment in which the ‘natural’ order of things has been upended. More than ever, we are in need of stories that help us make sense of the broken pieces.”
Osvaldo Golijov, Composer
“The first thing I noticed about Silkroad’s new recording of Osvaldo Golijov’s Falling Out of Time was its beauty. As I listened more, I was struck by how deeply rooted this work is—rooted in places, in people, and in relationships. It’s rare to hear something that is at once so personal and so interconnected, so specific and so global.
Rhiannon Giddens, Silkroad Artistic Director