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Sonic Encounters - The New Piano / Margaret Leng Tan

Audio Samples

>Cage, John : Primitive, for string piano
>Cage, John : In the Name of the Holocaust, for prepared piano
>Hovhaness, Alan : Orbit 2, for piano, Op. 102
>Hovhaness, Alan : Jhala, for piano, Op. 103
>Crumb, George : Pieces (5) for Piano
>Satoh, Somei : Cosmic Womb for 2 pianos with digital delay
>Gan-Ru, Ge : Gu Yue (Ancient Music), for prepared piano

Album Summary

>Cage, John : Primitive, for string piano
>Cage, John : In the Name of the Holocaust, for prepared piano
>Hovhaness, Alan : Orbit 2, for piano, Op. 102
>Hovhaness, Alan : Jhala, for piano, Op. 103
>Crumb, George : Pieces (5) for Piano
>Satoh, Somei : Cosmic Womb for 2 pianos with digital delay
>Gan-Ru, Ge : Gu Yue (Ancient Music), for prepared piano
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Notes & Reviews:

An interesting collection demonstrating the mutual effects of Asian and American aesthetics. Contains: first recordings of two John Cage pieces "Primitive" (1942) and "In The Name Of The Holocaust" (1942) for prepared piano, and Alan Hovhaness "Orbit #2" (1952) and "Jhala" (1952), George Crumb "Five Pieces for Piano" (1962), Somei Satoh "Cosmic Womb" (1975) for two pianos with digital delay, and Ge Gan-Ru "Gu Yue" (1986, premiere recording). ~ "Blue" Gene Tyranny



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Works Details

>Cage, John : Primitive, for string piano
  • Performer: Margaret Tan (Prepared Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Cage, John : In the Name of the Holocaust, for prepared piano
  • Running Time: 6 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Hovhaness, Alan : Orbit 2, for piano, Op. 102
  • Performer: Margaret Tan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Hovhaness, Alan : Jhala, for piano, Op. 103
  • Performer: Margaret Tan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1951

>Crumb, George : Pieces (5) for Piano
  • Performer: Margaret Tan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Satoh, Somei : Cosmic Womb for 2 pianos with digital delay
  • Performer: Margaret Tan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1975

>Gan-Ru, Ge : Gu Yue (Ancient Music), for prepared piano
  • Performer: Margaret Tan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986