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Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor - Noctambule

By Mandolin Cafe
May 21, 2013 - 8:30 am

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Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor - Noctambule

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor - Noctambule

Oakland, Calif. — Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor have released a recording of mandolin and guitar tracks entitled Noctambule - Travel in the Shadows.

The title originates from one of the songs on the project, their setting of a Robert Service poem about a nocturnal ramble through the streets and less savory back alleys of Paris. The recording is centered on the idea of the 'night journey,' the opportunity to see and experience things differently once the usual sources of light have been extinguished.

The music is all original, save one traditional song. With the exception of two instrumental pieces — a reel and a waltz — all the songs are settings of poetry from a variety of poets: Tennyson, Neruda, Roethke, St. Vincent Millay, and a bunch from Robert Service.

Madam I'm a Darlin'
Travel in the Shadows
Waltz for Danae
The Bohemian Dreams
A Suddenness of Trees
Captain Chalupa
The Sisters
The Bohemian Dreams (Les Reves Continuent)

Bruce Victor is an eclectic and accomplished guitarist and composer. Seemingly resisting any single musical genre, he has been labeled a poly-stylist by one of the editors of Acoustic Guitar magazine and has played with The Sirens of San Francisco, The Triplicates, and as a solo performer.

Marla Fibish is a long-time feature of the Bay Area Irish music scene. She is known for her compositions, musical settings of poetry and instrumental pieces that have been featured in her work. Marla is an in-demand instructor at some of the top workshops and camps in the U.S. such as next month's Mandolin Symposium.

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