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Mathew Rosenblum: Circadian Rhythms - Yonah's Dream; Two Harmonies; Under the Rainbow / Calmus Ensemble

Album Summary

>Rosenblum, Mathew : Yonah's Dream, for flute & microtonal instruments
>Rosenblum, Mathew : Circadian Rhythms, for cello, percussion & piano
>Rosenblum, Mathew : Harmonies (2), for viola, piano & percussion
>Rosenblum, Mathew : Under the Rainbow, for flute/bass flute/piccolo & electronics
>Rosenblum, Mathew : The Big Rip (A Science Fiction Cantata), for 5 voices & saxophone quartet
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Mathew Rosenblum's music is a synthesis of diverse musical elements derived from classical, jazz, rock, and world music traditions, exploring how seemingly independent musical voices and traditions may be woven together into a newly expressive whole. Another synthesis, one of the earmarks of Rosenblum's compositional voice, is the use of multiple tuning systems, most commonly the standard Western twelve-note-per-octave equal tempered system augmented with notes from various "just" and otherwise altered pitch systems specifically designed for use with twelve-note equal temperament. Rosenblum uses his tunings for a variety of expressive purposes - among others, to evoke non-Western musics, for "blues" notes, and to create exhilarating hyperchromatic moments and sonic effects. Equally distinctive is the way his music unfolds in time, perhaps the most striking feature of which is his intermittent repetition of discrete phrases. Such phrases, each as highly memorable as a Wagnerian leitmotif, recur throughout each work with greater or lesser literalness (but always with some variation), setting up large cyclic rhythms that disrupt the linear flow of time. Rosenblum in fact toys deftly with our expectations of when they will occur and what they will lead to. Their character shifts chameleon-like with each recurrence, most elaborately in Circadian Rhythms, but to some extent in each of the works on this CD.

American Record Guide, January/February 2013
Yes, this is an amusing program of varied weirdness. If you can take it, you can have it.



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Works Details

>Rosenblum, Mathew : Yonah's Dream, for flute & microtonal instruments
  • Conductor: Dean Drummond
  • Ensemble: Newband
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2008

>Rosenblum, Mathew : Circadian Rhythms, for cello, percussion & piano
  • Ensemble: Deoro
  • Running Time: 19 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Rosenblum, Mathew : Harmonies (2), for viola, piano & percussion
  • Performers: Timothy Feeney (Percussion); Shirley Yoo (Piano); Wendy Richman (Viola)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2011

>Rosenblum, Mathew : Under the Rainbow, for flute/bass flute/piccolo & electronics
  • Performers: Lindsey Goodman; Lindsey Goodman (Piccolo); Lindsey Goodman (Flute)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2002

>Rosenblum, Mathew : The Big Rip (A Science Fiction Cantata), for 5 voices & saxophone quartet
  • Ensemble: Calmus Ensemble
  • Running Time: 17 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 2009