Village Voice (8/26/1998) - "[Tunnel-Funnel]tempts you to think of '80s postminimalism as a historical genre with its own classics, for it is certainly one of them...the work begs for repeated hearings as few postminimal works do..." Rating: A
Composer: Daniel Goode.
Personnel: Daniel Goode (clarinet); Tom Chiu, Gregor Kitzis (violin); Liuh-Wen Ting (viola); Matt Goeke (cello); Pamela Sklar (flute, alto flute, bass flute); Diane Taublieb (flute, alto flute, piccolo); Paula Lamdry, Gen Shinkai (flute, alto flute); Jonathan Greenberg , Michael Seltzer, George Hoyt, Thomas Hutchinson (trombone); Kathleen Supove (piano); Jim Pugliese (percussion).
Tunnel-Funnel presents two works by New York composer Daniel Goode. Performed by the Crosstown Ensemble, the title track is something of a modern pastoral, and very pleasant. With its friendly dissonance, it's less crisp than what "20th century composition" normally refers to. The second composition, "Fiddle Studies," was inspired by Goode's work with traditional Scotch-Canadian fiddlers in Nova Scotia, and is light, lovely, and hypnotic. It's too bad there aren't more compositions on this release, as it is a really enjoyable listen. ~ Joslyn Layne