Bang on a Can All–Stars — Field Recordings

Bang on a Can All–Stars — Field Recordings (12 May 2015)

United States                     Bang on a Can All–Stars — Field RecordingsBang on a Can All–Stars — Field Recordings (12 May 2015)
λ•   Jedna třetina míle nad ulicemi Manhattanu. Město má vysokou koncentraci dvou významných zdrojů: lidí i peněz. Přesto je nějak všeho málo, a vzácnost je ve všem, nevyjímaje myšlenku. © Credit Stephanie Berger, 2013, BANG ON A CAN. Bang on a Can Marathon 2013 at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace, part of River to River Festival, on June 16, 2013. Photo Credit: Stephanie Berger.
Location: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Styles: Experimental, Modern Composition, Avant–Garde Music, Chamber Music
Album release: 12 May 2015
Record Label: Cantaloupe Music
Duration:     76:52
Tracks:
01. Julia Wolfe — Reeling      5:49
02. Florent Ghys — An Open Cage      4:08
03. Michael Gordon — Gene Takes a Drink      5:57
04. Christian Marclay — Fade to Slide      7:40
05. David Lang — unused swan      5:20
06. Tyondai Braxton — Casino Trem      7:20
07. Jóhann Jóhannsson — Hz      6:54
08. Todd Reynolds — Seven Sundays      6:40
09. Steve Reich — The Cave of Machpelah      4:39
10. Bryce Dessner — Maximus to Gloucester      5:17
11. Mira Calix — meeting you seemed easy      6:40
12. Anna Clyne — A Wonderful Day      5:02
13. Real Beauty Turns     5:26
Personnel:
λ•   Ashley Bathgate, cello
λ•   Robert Black, bass
λ•   Vicky Chow, piano
λ•   David Cossin, percussion
λ•   Mark Stewart, guitar
λ•   Ken Thomson, clarinets
Description:
λ•   Field Recordings, the new multimedia project from the Bang on a Can All–Stars, is as rooted in mystery and experimentation as it is in the collaborative spirit; in the words of composer David Lang, “It’s a kind of ghost story. We asked composers from different parts of the music world to find a recording of something that already exists — a voice, a sound, a faded scrap of melody — and then write a new piece around it.”
λ•   In the capable hands of the All–Stars, Field Recordings taps into film, found sound and obscure audio–visual archives, bridging the gap between the seen and the unseen, the present and the absent, the past and the future. Concert performances have featured radical new video projections, several of which appear on the bonus DVD, while the 12–track CD consists of commissioned music by some of the most inquisitive and unconventional composers in any genre, from indie art–rock (Nick Zammuto/The Books, Tyondai Braxton/Battles) to electronica (Mira Calix) to post–classical (Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe) to the art world (Christian Marclay).
λ•   Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" wins the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music! And with your support, raised the money to record, mix, master and release this stellar recording, performed by the Choir at Trinity Wall Street and the Bang on a Can All–Stars. With all the gratitude we can muster, we thank you for your support!
λ•   And check out the accompanying video for more on this historic project.
λ•   Formed in 1992, the Bang on a Can All–Stars are recognized worldwide for their ultra–dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six–member amplified ensemble has consistently forged a distinct category–defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performing each year throughout the U.S. and internationally, the All–Stars have shattered the definition of what concert music is today.
λ•   Together, the All–Stars have worked in unprecedented close collaboration with some of the most important and inspiring musicians of our time, including Steve Reich, Ornette Coleman, Burmese circle drum master Kyaw Kyaw Naing, Tan Dun, DJ Spooky, and many more. The group’s celebrated projects include their landmark recordings of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports and Terry Riley’s In C, as well as live performances with Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Don Byron, Iva Bittova, Thurston Moore, Owen Pallett and others. The All–Stars were awarded Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year in 2005 and have been heralded as “the country’s most important vehicle for contemporary music” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
λ•   Recent project highlights include Field Recordings, a major new multi media project featuring hot–off–the–press commissioned works by Tyondai Braxton, Mira Calix, Anna Clyne, Dan Deacon, Bryce Dessner, Florent Ghys, Michael Gordon, Jóhann Jóhannsson, David Lang, Christian Marclay, Paula Matthusen, Steve Reich, Todd Reynolds, Julia Wolfe, and Nick Zammuto; the world premiere, performances, and recording of Steve Reich’s 2x5 including a sold–out performance at Carnegie Hall; the group’s multiple visits to China for the Beijing Music Festival and Hong Kong Arts Festival; the US tour and Carnegie Hall performance of Julia Wolfe’s Steel Hammer, an evening–length staged concert with Trio Mediaeval; commissioned works by Louis Andriessen, Bill Frisell, Ryuichi Sakamoto and more. With a massive repertoire of works written specifically for the group's distinctive instrumentation and style of performance, the All–Stars have become a genre in their own right. The All–Stars record on Cantaloupe Music and have released past recordings on Sony, Universal and Nonesuch. © BANG ON A CAN, Lincoln Center presents "Bang on a Can: 25 Years" at Alice Tully Hall on April 28, 2012.  The performances included: Gamelan Galak Tika perfoming Evan Ziporyn "Tire Fire" Asphalt Orchestra Bang on a Can All-Stars with Mira Calix, Christian Marclay and NIck Zammuto performing "Field Recordings (2012)Credit:Stephanie Berger
REVIEW
BY RILES WALSH, 21 May 2015, SCORE: 8
λ•   http://www.popmatters.com/review/193420-bang-on-a-can-all-stars-field-recordings/
Website: http://bangonacan.org/
Label: http://cantaloupemusic.com/
Cantaloupe Music
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Distributor
United States
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Franklin, TN 37064
Phone +1 615 771 9393
Email: info@naxosusa.com
www.naxos.com
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