The Shock of the Old

 : The Shock of the Old
by: American Baroque

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Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Binding: Audio CD
EAN: 0809157005131
Format: Import
Item Dimensions: 4550020575
Label: Santa Fe New Music (SFNM)
Languages: EnglishUnknown
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)
Disc 1:
  1. CIRCA - Belinda Reynolds
  2. 9 Miniatures / Slippery - Marc Mellits
  3. 9 Miniatures / Metoclopramide - Marc Mellits
  4. 9 Miniatures / Lefty's Elegy - Marc Mellits
  5. 9 Miniatures / Dark Age Machinery - Marc Mellits
  6. 9 Miniatures / Carpal Tunnel - Marc Mellits
  7. 9 MIniatures / Lunacy - Marc Mellits
  8. 9 Miniatures / Nomadic - Marc Mellits
  9. 9 Miniatures / Lego - Marc Mellits
  10. 9 Miniatures / Elegy for Lefty - Marc Mellits
  11. Artificial Light - Randall Woolf
  12. Tamper Resistant - Dan Becker
  13. More Spirit Than Matter...Ein Bischen-Carolyn Yarnell
  14. More Spirit...Spinning Music - Carolyn Yarnell
  15. Spooks - John Halle
  16. Shall We Go? - Melissa Hui
  17. Authentically Classic - Ed Harsh

Editorial Review:

Product Description:
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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