Binding: Audio CD
Label: Santa Fe New Music (SFNM)
Manufacturer: Santa Fe New Music (SFNM)
Number Of Discs: 1
Number Of Items: 1
Publisher: Santa Fe New Music (SFNM)
Release Date: June 01, 2002
Studio: Santa Fe New Music (SFNM)
- CIRCA - Belinda Reynolds
- 9 Miniatures / Slippery - Marc Mellits
- 9 Miniatures / Metoclopramide - Marc Mellits
- 9 Miniatures / Lefty's Elegy - Marc Mellits
- 9 Miniatures / Dark Age Machinery - Marc Mellits
- 9 Miniatures / Carpal Tunnel - Marc Mellits
- 9 MIniatures / Lunacy - Marc Mellits
- 9 Miniatures / Nomadic - Marc Mellits
- 9 Miniatures / Lego - Marc Mellits
- 9 Miniatures / Elegy for Lefty - Marc Mellits
- Artificial Light - Randall Woolf
- Tamper Resistant - Dan Becker
- More Spirit Than Matter...Ein Bischen-Carolyn Yarnell
- More Spirit...Spinning Music - Carolyn Yarnell
- Spooks - John Halle
- Shall We Go? - Melissa Hui
- Authentically Classic - Ed Harsh
THE SHOCK OF THE OLD is a new-music meets original Baroque-era instrumentation convergence featuring the Common Sense Composers Collective and the American Baroque performing ensemble.
With a nod to Thomas Paine, the new-music crew, Common Sense Composers Collective collaborated intimately with American Baroque from the project's outset. This irresistable innovative strategy of well-pedigreed composers and performers developing new-music works together yielded a thrilling eye and ear-opening recording, joining John Kennedy's One Body (SFNM-0512)on the new Santa Fe New Music label.
A few moments into the opening bars of Belinda Reynold's exhilarating "CIRCA" and the essence of this joyous collaboration takes flight. Some of the individual works such as Dan Becker's "Tamper Resistant" are imbued with a Baroque-era sensibility, while others, such as John Halle's engaging "Spooks" are unapologetically modern, save for the instrumentation. A number of compositions weave seamlessly in and out of the Baroque and Modern worlds.
Santa Fe New Music proudly releases THE SHOCK OF THE OLD, and we can only hope that open ears and open minds greet this lively and intriguing music, as the Common Sense Composers Collective and American Baroque remind us that neither old nor new are what they used to be.
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