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I and the Village

from Beyond the Walls of the World by Jason Branscum

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about

As a child, I never thought much about the subject matter of Chagall's paintings. To me, he was simply the happy surrealist. Contrasting the disturbing imagery of Dali, I always felt whimsy and curious when looking over Chagall's works. Only later in life did I learn of the traumatic experiences Chagall must have lived through as a Jew growing up in the midst of the pogroms. His works seem to have the sense of joy only expressed by those who have touched real pain in almost the same way cynicism is so prevalent amongst those steeped in excess.

Chagall's "I and the Village" has been described by art historian H.W. Janson as "a cubist fairly tale." My mind still drifts to the narrative and fanciful when admiring this painting. I've never lived in a shtetl, never experienced the horrors of a pogrom, and honestly can't even make out what some of the images in this painting are supposed to be. However, it seems to have that extra element with which anybody anywhere can relate.

There is no attempt in this music to sound Jewish or Eastern European (although I very much enjoy playing in that style). I only hope this piece portrays the joys of simple living and hard work along with the occasional ominous echoes of impending danger. In the end, this is a dark and happy work, and I hope you hear part of your own story in it.

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from Beyond the Walls of the World, track released April 16, 2021
Jason Branscum - trombone
Brandon Coleman - guitar
Aaron Jacobs - bass guitar
Tom Buckley - drums

Kanako Shimasaki - violin
Mariko Shimasaki - violin
Shelby Thompson - viola
Phillip Goist - cello

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Brandon Coleman at the Golden Mean in Cincinnati, OH
Composed by Jason Branscum
String arrangement by Brandon Coleman
Artwork by Fernando Utreras

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Jason Branscum Cincinnati, Ohio

Jason is an Ohio based trombone player who has performed his music and that of others all over the world. He wants YOU to take something positive from what he makes.

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