Falling In Time


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Concetta Abbate is a violinist, violist, vocalist and composer in New York City. Elusive and seductive, Falling in Time is boldly original in its music, poetry and intention. Eschewing standard singer-songwriter themes, she deals with the mysterious urgencies of origin and transformation. Abbate is after Blake’s “world in a grain of sand.” Her songs are inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry in Spanish, and everyday objects and sounds. Tracks are tied together with field recordings taken at the site where each song was composed, illustrating how seemingly chaotic sounds around us become music. In addition to conventional instruments such as guitar, bass and string quartet, the instrumentation involves an eclectic assortment of music boxes, wind harps, bells and electronic pulses from stars.

“Fleeting sounds, scarcely noticed. Paper clips, a dusty book, bright fish in time. Little songs like little shells. Falling in Time is a series of pocket-sized musical vignettes. Each song outlines a theme and then dissipates into the air. This project is a reflection of our modern existence, quickly moving from one thought to the next… No matter how fast paced our surroundings may be we should not miss a beat because we risk losing the chance to grasp at something beautiful and unique.” -Concetta Abbate

Concetta is the daughter of violinist Darlene Abbate and electric bass player Anthony Abbate, who played in the 70’s disco band Positive Proof. After childhood classical training, Concetta became interested in folk music while studying anthropology at Smith College. Described as a “badass violinist” by Garret Bryant (HINGED), she has performed in diverse venues such as The East Indian Music Academy, the Rubin Art Museum, The Eastman School of Music, The Tilles Center, Cornelia Street Cafe, Columbia University, the Jazz Gallery and The Stone. Concetta is most known for her work with poet Cornelius Eady (Kattywompus Press), guitarist Charlie Rauh (Brain Plan Records) and Latin music band Inti and the Moon (Intiluna Records).

1. Falling in Time

2. Burst

3. Fish

4. Leaves

5. Firefly

6. Spring

7. Sun Song

8. Oh Little Shell

9. Tonada al Tiempo

10. House

11. Cave of Stars

12. Wooden Box

13. Elements

14. Thought Thieving Hen


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