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Andrew Vores: Goback Goback; Fabrications 11 & 13 / David Kravitz, baritone

Album Summary

>Vores, Andy : Fabrication 11
>Vores, Andy : Goback Goback, for baritone & orchestra
>Vores, Andy : Fabrication 13
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

BMOP/sound presents two Fabrications and Goback Goback, an intimate and intricate song set to the poems of W.S. Graham in its 30th release, Andrew Vores: Goback Goback. Vores, a Boston resident of Welsh birth, takes inspiration from varying media to create his innovative and unusual Fabrications, from a large steel installation by Richard Serra (Fabrication 11: Cast) to a one-act play by Caryl Churchill, which translates the absurdist dialogue into a high-energy orchestral showpiece (Fabrication 13: Monster). The sumptuous title track in eight movements (eight poems) is, in the composer's words, "about standing at the midpoint of life and reassessing." Gil Rose leads the BMOP orchestra in another notable addition to the new music catalog.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
The large work Goback Goback for baritone voice and orchestra - neither song cycle nor opera is a good introduction to his style. Superficially, I hear a wonderful eclecticism in the music, an expressive sound world that draws on any and all styles to make its points; later hearings suggest, as Vores himself remarks in his contribution to the liner notes, a deliberate intention to make stylistic fractures and inconsistencies "meet and illuminate each other" like the way the banal and exalted in everyday life constantly collide to form a kind of human poetry. Kravitz is a fine singer and clearly committed to new music. The two Fabrications, part of an eveninglength cycle, take their cue from various sources; No. 11, subtitled 'Cast', responds to two large plate-steel curves forged by Richard Serra; No. 13, 'Monster', evokes a gradual domination of the repeated words "blue" and "kettle" in a Caryl Churchill play. This piece is particularly attractive.



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Works Details

>Vores, Andy : Fabrication 11 :: Cast, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gil Rose
  • Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Vores, Andy : Goback Goback, for baritone & orchestra
  • Performer: David Kravitz (Bass)
  • Conductor: Gil Rose
  • Running Time: 46 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Vores, Andy : Fabrication 13 :: Monster, for orchestra
  • Conductor: Gil Rose
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008