Black Star at the Point of Darkness

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Black Star at the Point of Darkness
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 27, 1993 (1993-08-27)
Genreclassical, world music, spoken word
LabelSub Rosa
ProducerRandall Barnwell
Paul Bowles chronology
Reads a Hundred Camels in the Courtyard
Black Star at the Point of Darkness
Baptism of Solitude
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Black Star at the Point of Darkness is a spoken word album by American composer and author Paul Bowles, consisting of several poems, orchestral pieces, and recordings made in his travels. The recordings were produced by American musician, writer and producer, Randall Barnwell for his own company, Istikhara Music.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Sounds from the Jemaa El Fna, Marrakech - 0:47
  2. "Here I Am" (poem) - 0:45
  3. "The Empty Amulet" - 10:41
  4. Qsbah solo by Zaan of the Jilala de Tanger (recorded by Paul Bowles circa 1978) - 1:27
  5. "An Inopportune Visit" - 11:27
  6. Music in the village of the Amara, High Atlas Mountains (recorded by Paul Bowles circa 1960) - 4:11
  7. "The Successor" - 7:57
  8. "Six Preludes for Piano" (composed by Paul Bowles, performed by Jean-Luc Fafchamps) - 6:20
  9. "Nights" (poem) - 0:38

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