Glenn Kotche: Adventureland

Glenn Kotche: Adventureland

by Kronos Quartet
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Product Details

Release Date: 03/25/2014
Label: Cantaloupe
UPC: 0713746309824
catalogNumber: 21098
Rank: 277702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kronos Quartet   Primary Artist,Percussion,Drums,electronic percussion,Group Member
Hank Dutt   Percussion,Viola,Group Member
John Sherba   Percussion,Violin,Group Member
Evan Ziporyn   Percussion,Group Member
Sean Mannion   Kempli,Group Member
Julie Strand   Group Member
Doug Perkins   Percussion
Nicholas Photinos   Cello,Group Member
Lisa Kaplan   Piano,Group Member
Jeffrey Zeigler   Percussion,Cello,Group Member
David Harrington   Percussion,Violin,Group Member
Christine Southworth   Group Member
Tim Munro   Flute,Group Member
Yvonne Lam   Piano
Matthew Duvall   Percussion,Group Member
Matt Albert   Percussion,Violin,Group Member
Ramón Castillo   Group Member
Jacques Weissgerber   Group Member
Elizabeth Johansen   Group Member
Beth Millins   Group Member
Balaji Mani   Group Member
Michael Macaferri   Clarinet,Group Member
Mark Buckles   Ceng-ceng,Group Member
Laurel Pardue   Group Member
Krista Speroni   Group Member
Katie Puckett   Percussion,Group Member
Katheryn French   Percussion,Group Member
Jenn Olejarczyk   Group Member
Sam Schmetterer   Group Member
Sachi Sato   Percussion,Group Member
Po-Chun Wang   Gong,Group Member

Technical Credits

Kronos Quartet   Field Recording
Michael Gordon   Executive Producer
Evan Ziporyn   Director
Kenny Savelson   Executive Producer
David Lang   Executive Producer
Julia Wolfe   Executive Producer
Joel Gordon   Engineer
Pat Burns   Engineer
Scott Fraser   Engineer
John Brown   Art Direction
Miiri Kotche   Inspiration

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Glenn Kotche: Adventureland 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RGraves321 More than 1 year ago
Glenn Kotche's latest effort is indeed an audio adventure. The major work -- Anomaly -- was written for the Kronos Quartet, who perform in this recording. The concept is intriguing -- treat acoustic instruments (a string quartet) as an extension of a drum kit, shading the drums' indefinite pitches with specific notes played by the paired stringed instrument. Each of "Anomaly's" seven movements examines this interface from a different perspective, using the building blocks of minimalism to create tension and motion -- with just a touch of rock n' roll.Interspersed throughout Anomaly are short solo works by Kotche. These are mostly electronic, with so much packed into each piece that they actually seem much larger than they are. I recommend listening to this album two ways -- first, as the composer intended with all the tracks in order. The moving back and forth from "Anomaly" to the other pieces creates an organic and compelling meta-composition. The second way is to just listen to the "Anomaly" movements. The interconnections between the movements become much clearer, and almost assumes a different character when heard as an integrated whole.