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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Now C Here

Just in case you needed something else to be thankful for (BECAUSE TOMORROW IS THANKSGIVING, GET IT?), here is a streaming mp3 of the Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble playing Terry Riley's In C at their LPR release party! Via them.



I'm not totally loving the alapana (I am guessing that is Michael Lowenstern? somebody who was there correct me) that kicks it off—"the delicacy of taking liberties with scores that already offer a great deal of leeway to the performer" etc etc—but Dennis DeSantis's electronic contributions are sensitive and credible, and this offers a tantalizing glimpse of the full-length performance I wish GVSUNME had released in the first place. More like this, please, everyone!

4 comments:

Grrg said...

Oddly, the wikipedia article for "alap" is pretty lucid and complete, and links to the article for "alapana"; the article for "alapana" is stubby and incomprehensible and fails to link back to "alap."

In any case: FAST FORWARD TO 5:23 PEOPLE! You'll thank me.

Anonymous said...

shit.

Dan Johnson said...

Do you mean "shit" as in "this is shite" or "shit" as in "SHEE-ITTT"

Anonymous said...

I can tell you it wasn't Lowenstern on the intro. He doesnt play sax. Did you check out his duo though from that same show? He and a violinist (I think Todd Reynolds) have this funk-country-pop duo that's pretty tight...