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New York New Music Ensemble: Arthur Kreiger: Meeting Places *

Track List

>Meeting Places, for sextet & tape
>Caprice, for percussion quartet & tape
>Voyage, for electronics
>Uncommon Bonds, for clarinet & electronics
>In Short Crystal Moments, for electronics
>Close Encounters, for flute & tape
>Electronic Study, In Memoriam: Vladimir Ussachevsky, for electronics
>Dialogue for steel drums & electronic tape
>Suitable Attachments, for enseble & tape

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

"... after a generation of familiarity with electronic sound, the technique is no longer paramount, and what we are left with is music of tremendous craft, charm, and even beauty. Presumably, this is precisely what Arthur Kreiger had intended all along... In each work the electronic sounds are completely integrated in the overall texture of the music, resulting in a rich and even sensuous ensemble. In the spirit of his teachers, Kreiger employs electronics in a cohesive and rigorous way, considering tone, rhythm, dynamics, and pace as a piece. The synthesis of these elements is, simply, delightful... It would be entirely understandable if Fanfare readers were to reserve some skepticism for enthusiastic reviews of obscure music. But I'll bet I speak for most of my colleagues when I say that - although I hope never to tire of a great performance of Beethoven's Fifth - it is always invigorating to encounter some new composer with a fresh voice, expressed by wonderful performers. Such was my experience with this program of the music of Arthur Kreiger." -Peter Burwasser, Fanfare

Album Notes

Personnel: Linda Quan (violin); Christopher Finckel (cello); Jayn Rosenfeld (flute); Jean Kopperud (clarinet); Stephen Gosling (piano); Daniel Druckman (steel drum, percussion).

Recording information: Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center, SUNY Purcha (10/01/2001-10/03/2001).


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