|Ziporyn, Evan / Typical Music|
|Label:||New Albion Records|
|Add Date:||2006-08-20||Pull Date:||2006-10-22||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||22 Oct||15 Oct||17 Sep||10 Sep||3 Sep||27 Aug|
|1.||Wed, 20 Jul 11:||Red West|
|4.||Fri, 20 Oct 06:||Wedge|
|2.||Sat, 06 Mar 10:||Eme O|
|5.||Tue, 17 Oct 06:||MichaS|
|3.||Sun, 22 Oct 06:||the id|
Multiple Personality Disorder
|6.||Tue, 10 Oct 06:||MichaS|
Classical music that often ends up a cross between Copland, new age, jazz, impressionism, and more modern dissonance. Great performances by pianist Sara Cahill. 1-4 solo piano, 5-7 piano trio, 8 gamelan and orchestra. FCC clean.|
1. Sounds like a cross between Copland, new age, jazz, and impressionism… Laid back and playfully childish. One main riff sounds like the game where you roll your knuckles back and forth on the black keys.
*2. Very cool beginning – played on the strings or with the strings muted? Catchy. Cahill does an amazing job on the chords – they’re very juicy and voiced seemingly completely evenly. Jazzy and subdued.
3. Very sparse and quiet. More muted strings?
* 4. Active and minimalist, repetitive. Builds slowly. One of the best-performed pieces on the disc. Highly recommended, if only because Cahill seems to have so much *fun*. I do think it could be shorter, but oh well.
5. Decent modern classical piece – somewhere between avant garde over-the-top dissonance and romantic-sounding soundtrack music. Sounds like John Adams at times.
6. Second movement, mid-tempo - Squiggly lines, jazzy syncopations, minimalist repetition. It works well.
7. Third movement, surprisingly impressionist-sounding, with eastern sounds and again those Copland chords and rhythms, but some evil-sounding riffs that make up for it :) Cool mix of sounds.
8. Gamelan and orchestra. Repetitive rhythms, eerie harmonies.