tunes for a purple cactus

by Andrea La Rose

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This set of songs is a snapshot of Summer 1999 in Boston. I started working for the then-new Purple Cactus location in Jamaica Plain, which opened that summer (Philip Glass drove a taxi; I made burritos and smoothies. Keep your day job.). When the owner found out that I play flute, she asked if I could put together some music for the grand opening. At the time, I was also working at Haynes Flute Co. in Bay Village and helping the South End location of the Purple Cactus out for a few weeks, since they needed the help and Haynes was close by. In the two-hour window of time I had between jobs, I would stop in Francesca's on Tremont St., drink coffee (then not a normal habit for me, but boy is it ever now...), and write flute duets for the Purple Cactus. It was a strange two weeks, but here is the result.

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released March 31, 2012

Andrea La Rose, flute. Recorded at Kharma & Jezebel's Office.
Album photo by www.flickr.com/people/time_anchor/

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Andrea La Rose Prague, Czechia

My music is often about a lack of clarity and how performers and listeners make decisions about what they hear. When it's not about that, it's about clapping.

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