Notes & Reviews:
An American who came of age in the late 1980s, Jason Eckardt's music captures the essences of the genres that led him first to performance, and then to composition; heavy metal and art rock, jazz, gagaku and pansori, the Second Viennese School, American post-serialism, and the new complexity. It evokes the power of inspired, virtuosic improvisation, the incisiveness of classical ensemble playing, and the raw expressivity of ethnic music.Notes & Reviews:
Personnel: Gregor Kitzis, Rolf Schulte (violin); Lois Martin (viola); Christopher Finckel (cello); Jean Kopperud (clarinet); Taimur Sullivan (saxophone); Marilyn Nonken (piano).
Recording information: Foellinger Great Hall, The Krannert Center For The Perf (08/18/2001-02/09/2003); Recital Hall At The Performing Arts Center, Purchase Co (08/18/2001-02/09/2003).