1 CD / New World / 2008-08-12Works: Lejaren Hiller: Computer Cantata, for voice & chamber ensemble; Quartet for Strings no 6; A Portfolio for Diverse Performers & Tape
Performers: Hamm, Helen; Hiller, Lejaren
Conductors: McKenzie, Jack; Smith, Gregg
Lejaren Hiller (1924–1994) was a musically eclectic composer, often combining several different types of techniques in the same piece. In the mid-sixties, he asserted that...continue...
The Wire (p.58) - "[H]e really understood the shapes and flows of energy, and these lively pieces never sound cerebrally detached or merely secondhand."
Signal To Noise (magazin...continue...
1 CD / New World / 2004-10-01Works: Harry Partch: The Wayward, cycle or 4 pieces for voices & Partch instruments; And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma, for large ensemble of Partch instruments
Performers: Dunn, David; Dunn, Dennis; Gentry, Elizabeth; Mitchell, Danlee; Partch, Harry [Composer]
Conductors: McKenzie, Jack;
Ensemble: Gate 5 Ensemble of the World; Harry Partch Ensemble
"NWR are doing an invaluable job, keeping these recordings in circulation. This particular collection should appeal to all grades of interest, from absolute newcomers to...continue...
The second volume of CRI's series of Partch works includes several major pieces and a couple of exquisite jewels. The first four compositions are grouped under the general heading, "The Wayward," all ...continue...