Zola Jesus Shares ‘Alive in Cappadocia’
Zola Jesus has released Alive in Cappadocia, a performance video celebrates the dominance and dynamism of Zola Jesus’s voice with live performances of “Desire” and “Into The Wild” off her current Arkon, now available via Sacred Bones, as well as stand-alone tracks “Skin” and “Siphon.” The video is available for streaming and download now on select platforms and the audio will be available on DSPs this Friday, November 18th.
Alive in Cappadocia was shot in a 2,000 year old chapel these solo piano performances are simply that; Nika Rosa Danilova alone, at the piano without any additional embellishments. What you hear is Nika’s commanding voice augmented only by the natural echoes and sonics of the space itself. Created while in Turkey on the video shoot for “Lost,” director Mu Tunc and Zola Jesus shot Alive in Cappadocia in the ancient chapel, historically known as Bezirhane, the remains of which were unearthed during construction of the Argos Hotel. Initially used to produce linseed oil, over its history Bezirhane also served as a monastery frequented by monks, and as a caravansary frequented by Silk Road travelers. Chosen for its historical richness, its topography, and its acoustics, this stunning space is as awe-inspiring as the performance itself.
On Alive at Cappadocia Zola Jesus says, “While I was in Cappadocia filming my music video for ‘Lost,’ Mu Tunc and I took over this beautiful former monastery on the grounds of Argos to film a rogue concert. Hearing my voice resonate through that ancient space was nothing short of a souvenir I will keep with me forever. Grateful for that moment to be archived in this film.”
Director Mu Tunc adds, “The chapel has such a strong spirit that any sound created inside it resonates differently. When you consider that Nika performed without any kind of professional audio equipment and that it is only the piano and her own voice that end up conveying such a strong and clear sound it is pretty amazing. The whole experience was magical.”
Alive in Cappadocia
1. “Desire” (from Arkhon)
2. “Into The Wild” (from Arkhon)
3. “Skin” (from Conatus)
4. “Siphon” (from Okovi)
2. The Fall
4. Into The Wild
5. Dead and Gone
10. Do That Anymore
presave Alive in Cappadocia HERE
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