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John Cage – A Chance Operation (The John Cage Tribute) (1993)

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John Cage: A Chance Operation (The John Cage Tribute) (1993)
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Some typical Cage genius/madness!

This two-CD set celebrating John Cage features works by various luminaries in the international avant-garde circle performing works by or in memoriam of the iconoclastic composer John Cage.

Programmed to random play by the listener qua co-creator and mixed with whatever other sounds the listener brings to the listening space and whatever sounds happen to be present, the album becomes what Cage calls “real music,” not a relic of music: One hundred and forty-one minutes of 183 pieces of 23 works, in any order, with any other sounds!

The irony will not be lost on fans of Cage’s work that a recorded tribute album for a composer who disliked the recorded medium is at best a strange tribute. But that said, considering the uniqueness of the collection — and indeed the clout of the listed performers — even the most orthodox of Cage disciples will be pleased with this recording.

Performances range from David Tudor’s electronic explorations to Patrick Moraz’s performance of Cage’s “Dances for Prepared Piano.” Laurie Anderson is featured reading texts by Cage over her own compositions on several tracks, and these add a fair amount of unity to this sprawling collection.

The final work on this recording is entitled “New York City” and is an ambient recording of the environment outside Cage’s apartment.

Some would say that Frank Zappa’s participation alone in this project, featuring his rendition of Cage’s infamous 4′33″, is worth looking into.


Tracklisting *

CD 1

The Kronos Quartet : Pieces (30) for String Quartet: Excerpt(s)
1. Excerpts For Thirty Pieces For String Quartet
2. Excerpt From Thirty Pieces For String Quartet

Patrick Moraz: Three Dances for 2 Prepared Pianos: no 1
3. Three Dances For Prepared Piano, Dance #1
4. Dance 2: Three Dances for Prepared Piano
5. Dance 3: Three Dances for Prepared Piano

Jackson Mac Low, Anne Tardos: First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
6. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
7. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
8. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
9. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
10. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
11. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
12. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
13. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage
14. First Four-Language Word Event in Memoriam John Cage

Christian Wolff, Roger Zahab: Six Melodies Variation for Solo Violin
Ken Nordine Ken Nordine: A Cage Went in Search of a Bird
Earle Brown: Three Solos for Trumpet
Laurie Anderson: Cunningham Stories (At the Age of Twelve…)
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Haiku FM
Larry Austin, Robert Black: Art Is Self-Alteration Is Cage Is
David Tudor: Webwork
Yoko Ono: Georgia Stone

CD 2

Laurie Anderson: Cunningham Stories (Merce Cunningham Phoned His Mother…)
Oregon (Ralph Towner, Glen Moore, Paul McCandless ): Chance/Choice
Takehisa Kosugi: 75 Letters and Improvisation
David Van Tieghem: Living Room Music
James Tenney: Ergodos I for John Cage
Laurie Anderson: Cunningham Stories (Every Morning…)
Robert Ashley: Factory Preset
Frank Zappa: 4′ 33″
John Cale: In Memoriam John Cage — Call Waiting
Meredith Monk: Aria
Laurie Anderson: Cunningham Stories (The Cunningham Company…)
New York City (recorded outside of John Cage’s apartment in New York City)

* You may find detailed information on this CD, including complete track listing, widely available on the web.

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September 18, 2008 Posted by | John Cage, Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson, MUSIC, Music_Ambient, Music_ClassicalModern, Music_Experimental, _ART | Leave a comment

John Adams: I Was Looking at the Ceiling & Then I Saw the Sky (1998)

John Adams: I Was Looking at the Ceiling & Then I Saw the Sky (1998)
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Composer’s Notes;

I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was a quote from a survivor of the 1994 Northridge earthquake, a catastrophe that devastated a large part of the northern Los Angeles area.

The librettist June Jordan found this phrase in the Los Angeles Times and offered it to me as the title for what I wanted to be a Broadway-style show.

After composing two grand operas, “Nixon in China” and “The Death of Klinghoffer,” I’d realized that the only truly indigenous form of American musical theater was what we call, for lack of a more precise term, the “musical.”

My first appearance onstage as a child was in a small-town production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”, with my mother acting the role of Bloody Mary.

In my youth I knew all the famous American shows more or less by heart, and my later discovery of “West Side Story” convinced me that this particular theatrical form could actually attain the level of genuine art. Another American icon, Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”, also stood as a model although as a theaterical entity it had serious formal problems.

John Adams
I Was Looking at the Ceiling & Then I Saw the Sky

A song play in two acts

Music by John Adams
Libretto by June Jordan
Directed by Peter Sellars

    1. Ensemble – I was Looking at the Ceiling and then I Saw the Sky 8:05
    2. A Sermon on Romance 3:11
    3. Consuelo’s Dream 4:55
    4. Mike’s Song about Arresting a Particular Individual 3:22
    5. Tiffany’s Solo 4:52
    6. Song About The On-Site Altercation 2:51
    7. Song About The Bad Boys And The News 6:20
    8. Your Honor My Client He’s A Young Black Man 5:40
    9. Leila’s song: Alone (Again or at Last) 4:17
    10. Three Weeks and I’m Still Outta My Mind 5:12
    11. Crushed by the Rock I Been Standing On 4:37
    12. Dewain’s Song of Liberation and Surprise 5:29
    13. Este Pais/This Country 4:27
    14. One Last Look at the Angel in your Eyes 2:00
    15. Finale

Audra McDonald, Soprano (Consuelo)
Richard Muenz, Baritone (Mike)
Marin Mazzie, Soprano (Tiffany)
Michael McElroy, Voice (Dewain)
Welly Yang, Voice (Rick)
Angela Teek, Voice (Leila)
Darius De Haas, Voice (David)

Seppo Kantonen, Piano
Marja Mutru, Keyboard
Markku Tabell, Keyboard
Janne Murto, Saxophone
Kari Tenkanen, Clarinet
Hannu Rantanen, Electric Double Bass
Jari Nieminen, Guitar
Jari-Pekka Karvonen, Percussion
John Adams, Conductor

Nonesuch 79473-2

Here’s the sky;

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April 28, 2008 Posted by | John Adams, Kronos Quartet, Music_ClassicalModern, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

John Adams – Gnarly Buttons & John’s Book of Alleged Dances (1998)

John Adams: Gnarly Buttons & John’s Book of Alleged Dances (1998)
Classical | EAC, APE & CUE) | 269 MB
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John Adams becomes more popular by the year with his compositions for large orchestra (Naive and Sentimental Music, On the Transmigration of Souls) and operas (Doctor Atomic and in a way El Nino) gaining justly increased performances, but Adams has another side―chamber works.

As with all great composers it is the smaller, exposed works that often tell us more about a composer’s genius. The two works on this splendid recording prove this to be the case.

John’s Book of Alleged Dances was written for the Kronos Quartet and is a bit of whimsy in its series of eleven dances for string quartet and a rhythm track made of prepared piano sounds.

The result is a group of works that pay homage to the backwoods simplicity of America’s folktunes. The dances are endlessly creative, with never a moment of hurried compositional thought. They are played with such fine sense of fun and expertise by the Kronos Quartet that they become instant staples in the chamber repertoire.

Gnarly Buttons could be called a clarinet concerto, but that title does not fully cover the novelty of the work. Composed for clarinet, banjo, guitar, mandolin, trombone, English horn, bassoon, piano, strings, and ‘two samplers’ playing a variety of sounds including accordion and cow!

The piece is dizzy, playful, funky, fun and virtuosic! Adams conducts the London Sinfonietta and the Present Music ensemble with clarinetist Michael Collins in this rollicking performance that feels like a ride through the farmlands and backcountry of America.

Tracklisting

    John’s Book Of Alleged Dances:

    1. Judah to Ocean 2:35
    2. Toot Nipple 1:15
    3. Dogjam 2:34
    4. Pavane: She’s So Fine 6:34
    5. Rag the Bone 3:04
    6. Habanera 4:49
    7. Stubble Crotchet 2:44
    8. Hammer and Chisel 1:16
    9. Alligator Escalator 3:54
    10. John’s Book Of Alleged Dances – Standchen: The Little Serenade 4:58
    11. Judah to Ocean (reprise) 2:42

    Kronos Quartet

    Gnarly Buttons:

    12. The Perilous Shore 9:54
    13. Hoe-down (Mad Cow) 5:46
    14. Put Your Loving Arms Around Me 8:31

    Michael Collins, clarinet London Sinfonietta John Adams, conductor Nonesuch 79465-2

Here be cows!

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April 28, 2008 Posted by | John Adams, Kronos Quartet, Music_ClassicalModern, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace (1989)

Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace (1989)
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Salome was some dancer. She could dance the hind legs off a legless donkey! And could give a dead man the horn!

Terry Riley once remarked in an interview, “I’m always trying to find ways that I can, besides doing music, contribute to world peace, or maybe neighborhood peace or home peace.” I’m sure he’s taking the piss, but this is one good way!

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DISC 1

1. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: The Summons
2. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Peace Dance
3. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Fanfare in the Minimal Kingdom
4. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Ceremonial Night Race
5. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: At the Ancient Aztec Corn Races Salome Meets Wild Talker
6. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: More Ceremonial Races
7. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Oldtimers at the Races
8. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight
9. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Way of the Warrior
10. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Salome and Half Wolf Descend through the Gates to the Underworld
11. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Breakthrough to the Realm of the War Demons
12. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Combat Dance
13. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Victory: Salome Re-enacts for Half Wolf Her Deeds of Valor
14. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Discovery of Peace
15. II. Conquest of the War Demons: The Underworld Arising



DISC 2

1. III. The Gift: Echoes of Primordial Time
2. III. The Gift: Mongolian Winds
3. IV. The Ecstasy: Processional
4. IV. The Ecstasy: Seduction of the Bear Father
5. IV. The Ecstasy: The Gathering
6. IV. The Ecstasy: At the Summit
7. IV. The Ecstasy: Recessional
8. V. Good Medicine: Good Medicine Dance

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Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

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January 2, 2008 Posted by | Kronos Quartet, Music_Alternative, Music_Classical, Terry Riley, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace (1989)

Kronos Quartet Plays Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace (1989)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 474 MB
Various mirrors: Rapidshare, Depositfiles, Megaupload & more!
Salome was some dancer. She could dance the hind legs off a legless donkey! And could give a dead man the horn!

Terry Riley once remarked in an interview, “I’m always trying to find ways that I can, besides doing music, contribute to world peace, or maybe neighborhood peace or home peace.” I’m sure he’s taking the piss, but this is one good way!

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DISC 1

1. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: The Summons
2. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Peace Dance
3. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Fanfare in the Minimal Kingdom
4. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Ceremonial Night Race
5. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: At the Ancient Aztec Corn Races Salome Meets Wild Talker
6. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: More Ceremonial Races
7. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Oldtimers at the Races
8. I. Anthem of the Great Spirit: Half Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight
9. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Way of the Warrior
10. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Salome and Half Wolf Descend through the Gates to the Underworld
11. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Breakthrough to the Realm of the War Demons
12. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Combat Dance
13. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Victory: Salome Re-enacts for Half Wolf Her Deeds of Valor
14. II. Conquest of the War Demons: Discovery of Peace
15. II. Conquest of the War Demons: The Underworld Arising



DISC 2

1. III. The Gift: Echoes of Primordial Time
2. III. The Gift: Mongolian Winds
3. IV. The Ecstasy: Processional
4. IV. The Ecstasy: Seduction of the Bear Father
5. IV. The Ecstasy: The Gathering
6. IV. The Ecstasy: At the Summit
7. IV. The Ecstasy: Recessional
8. V. Good Medicine: Good Medicine Dance

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Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

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Download HERE

(3% recovery record included)

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January 2, 2008 Posted by | Kronos Quartet, Music_Alternative, Music_Classical, Terry Riley, _MUSIC | Leave a comment