Singled Out: Peppino D'Agostino's Penumbra

Today acoustic guitar virtuoso Peppino D'Agostino tells us about title track from his brand new album "Penumbra". Here is the story:

I'm kind of a hybrid between a folk musician and a classical musician with everything in between. Since I was a young child I've been studying all kinds of musical styles, from Brazilian to Country and from Irish to World music. In recent years I've been also performing live and in the studio with great rock, blues, fusion, traditional, jazz and classical musicians. Because of these wonderful musical experiences with musicians I respect and admire, my desire of finding connections between musical genres grew stronger.

When I wrote the title track of my new CD Penumbra my intention was to mix two musical styles apparently very distant from each other, Baroque and Minimalism, partially because two of my favorite composers are J.S.Bach and Steve Reich.

On a more philosophical level, the penumbra is the lightish part of the shadow. When light shines on an object it creates a shadow, but if you look carefully at the shadow there is a lighter shadow. To me that reflects the human condition in a way. Most of us are in the penumbra trying to figure out life. Either you fall into the dark or you embrace the light.

During this sometimes difficult life journey, music has been the humanity's great consoler and the compassionate guidance.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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