Baitz, Rick / Into Light
Album: Into Light   Collection:Classical
Artist:Baitz, Rick   Added:Mar 2019
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-03-19 Pull Date: 2019-05-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 26 May 19 Apr 14 Mar 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 21, 2019: Magnetized Toner
Hall Of Mirrors For Percussion Quartet
3. Apr 13, 2019: Music Casserole
Hall Of Mirrors For Percussion Quartet
2. May 18, 2019: Music Casserole
Hall Of Mirrors For Percussion Quartet
4. Mar 30, 2019: Music Casserole
Chthhonic Dances For String Quartet

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-03-11
Reviewed: 2018-03-11
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: The music of the American composer Rick Baitz unfolds in long, episodic streams of sound, one section following another like the chapters in a picaresque novel. Each of the three chamber works on this engaging disc creates a distinctive sound world and then explores it for some 15 or 20 minutes without a lot of formal variation. The rewards come less in dramatic structure than in the ingratiating allure of Baitz’s textural and instrumental palette.
If You Like: hard to compare since each track has a different line-up.
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Chthonic Dances f(or String Quartet) (21:54) – viola starts> uptempo jam> pause> nidtempo jam builds into uptempo> pause> midtempo jam slows, then swings back up to uptempo> slows to midtempo> slows to slow tempo> quick fade
**2/ Wall of Mirrors (for Percussion Quartet) (14:41) – marimba starts> midtempo jam with shifting percussion instruments& electronics> crescendo> electronics space solo with percussion fills> midtempo percussion jam builds to uptempo> fade
*3/ Into Light (for Clarinet, Viola, & Piano) (21:54) – piano starts slow & heiistating> slow jam swings to midtempo & off-kilter> builds in volume & intensity> crescendo> pause> slow jam slowly builds to midtempo> crescendo> viola solo to fade

Track Listing
1. Chthhonic Dances For String Quartet   2. Hall Of Mirrors For Percussion Quartet
  3. Into Light For Clarinet, Viola & Piano