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Braxton: Compostion No. 173

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All Music Guide - "Blue" Gene Tyranny
This musically and textually complex composition examines movement-strategies that occur in normal life in various spaces (a living room, an airport, a theater space, an open outdoor area "I hear an influence coming on from the CKA AREAS," dream spaces, etc.); the actors describe in subtle detail several "movement-execution strategies." Body areas are examined as analogs for the occurrence of sound, the imagery of a "body-examination logic." As one actor describes the purpose of the text .".. all I need are allies who are willing to risk a moment to change fundamental established 'positions, ' really Arnold, it's time for a change." The music is exciting and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - "Blue" Gene Tyranny
This musically and textually complex composition examines movement-strategies that occur in normal life in various spaces (a living room, an airport, a theater space, an open outdoor area "I hear an influence coming on from the CKA AREAS," dream spaces, etc.); the actors describe in subtle detail several "movement-execution strategies." Body areas are examined as analogs for the occurrence of sound, the imagery of a "body-examination logic." As one actor describes the purpose of the text .".. all I need are allies who are willing to risk a moment to change fundamental established 'positions, ' really Arnold, it's time for a change." The music is exciting and contrapuntally dense, and at other times mysteriously sustained. Maps of geography (sounds moving about the real and imaginary and video "virtual" lands) and musical graph strategies are treated as analogs. A thoughtful and innovative "multimedia" work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 027312016628
  • Catalog Number: 882633

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anthony Braxton Primary Artist, Conductor
Jenny Hill Clarinet
Joe Fonda Bass, Bass Guitar
Isha Beck Vocals,
Dirck Westervelt Bass, Bass Guitar
Baba Ben Israel Vocals,
Brett Larner Koto
Brandon Evans Bass Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone
Kevin O'Neil Guitar
Sandra Miller Cello
Melinda Newman Oboe
Jacob Rosen Cello
Steve Ben Israel Vocals
Bo Bell Bassoon
Josh Rosenblatt Percussion
Nickie Braxton Violin
Laura Arbuckle Vocals
Danielle Langston Violin
Kevin O'Neill Guitar
Technical Credits
Anthony Braxton Composer, Cover Design
Flavio Bonandrini Producer
Gennaro Carone Mastering
Jon Rosenberg Engineer
Maria Bonandrini Contributor
Brett W. Larner Contributor
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