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Joseph Klein: Improbable Encounters

Audio Samples

>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Ohrenzeuge (The Earwitness) for bass flute
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Die Sternklare (The Starry Woman) for percussion
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Leidverweser (The Woe-administrator) for contrabassoon
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Wasserhehler (The Water-harborer) for ocarina
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Die Tischtuchtolle (The Tablecloth Lunatic) for violin
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Die Silbenreine (The Syllable-pure Woman) for glass harmonica
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Schönheitsmolch (The Beauty-newt) for bass saxophone
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Hinterbringer (The Tattletale) for piccolo
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Demutsahne (The Humility-forbear) for guitar
>Prime Set
>Monogram
>Pathways: Interior Shadows, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra: 1. Dissolution. a. mercurial tides. b. lattice
>Pathways: Interior Shadows, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra: 2. Elusion. a. paroxysm & obsession. b. epicedium (a loss unknown)
>Pathways: Interior Shadows, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra: 3. Conflux. a. spiral jetty. b. rencontre. c. tin maelstrom
>Goblin Market, for trombonist, prepared piano, and intermedia
>IcarUS aT thE caBARet VoLtairE: parT 1 (tHe RENdeZVOus), for two guitarists
>Three Poems from Felt (after Alice Fulton), poetry with computer music
>Cornell Set, poetry with computer music
>Leviathan (after W.S. Merwin), for male voice, bass trombone, and intermedia

Track List

>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Ohrenzeuge (The Earwitness) for bass flute
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Die Sternklare (The Starry Woman) for percussion
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Leidverweser (The Woe-administrator) for contrabassoon
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Wasserhehler (The Water-harborer) for ocarina
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Die Tischtuchtolle (The Tablecloth Lunatic) for violin
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Die Silbenreine (The Syllable-pure Woman) for glass harmonica
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Schönheitsmolch (The Beauty-newt) for bass saxophone
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Hinterbringer (The Tattletale) for piccolo
>Nine character studies after Elias Canetti: Der Demutsahne (The Humility-forbear) for guitar
>Prime Set
>Monogram
>Pathways: Interior Shadows, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra: 1. Dissolution. a. mercurial tides. b. lattice
>Pathways: Interior Shadows, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra: 2. Elusion. a. paroxysm & obsession. b. epicedium (a loss unknown)
>Pathways: Interior Shadows, for soprano saxophone and chamber orchestra: 3. Conflux. a. spiral jetty. b. rencontre. c. tin maelstrom
>Goblin Market, for trombonist, prepared piano, and intermedia
>IcarUS aT thE caBARet VoLtairE: parT 1 (tHe RENdeZVOus), for two guitarists
>Three Poems from Felt (after Alice Fulton), poetry with computer music
>Cornell Set, poetry with computer music
>Leviathan (after W.S. Merwin), for male voice, bass trombone, and intermedia

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

  • A 2-disc collection of varied and diverse works spanning nearly 30 years.
  • Jospeh Klein's music reflects ongoing interests in fractal geometry, chaos, systems theory, and literature. His works frequently incorporate theatrical elements.
  • Klein is on the faculty of the University of North Texas, where he has served as chair of the Composition Division since 1999.
  • Innova is a label dedicated to releasing material that consistently pushes musical boundaries outward

Album Notes

Audio Mixer: Joseph Klein.



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