Latitude 49 performs Gabriella Smith’s “Huascarán” Live at LPR
Recorded live on March 24, 2016
(le) poisson rouge, NYC
Performers: Latitude 49
Jani Parsons (pianist), Timothy Steeves (violin), Jacobsen Woollen (cello), Jason Paige (clarinets), Andy Hall (saxophones), and Chris Sies (percussion).
Huascarán is the highest mountain in Peru and also the name of the national park surrounding it where I spent several days backpacking in January. This piece is inspired by its vast landscapes, never-ending mountains, turquoise, glacier-fed lakes, the rhythm and perpetual motion of endless travel, the gradually changing landscapes, and the way they change you.