|Brady, Tim / Three Cities In The Life Of Dr. Norman Bethune|
|Album:||Three Cities In The Life Of Dr. Norman Bethune||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2006-08-27||Pull Date:||2006-10-29||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||29 Oct||3 Sep|
|1.||Fri, 27 Oct 06:||Wedge|
Memory Select: guest Myra Melford
|2.||Tue, 29 Aug 06:||Tron|
Radio Of Imagination
|Ragnar of Ravensfjord|
New composer/chamber opera with male baritone, guitar, percussion & sax. All based around the life of the Canadian doctor and humanitarian active in the 20’s & 30’s. |
Interesting, compelling and often cinematic.
((((1)))) Great perussion, off-kilter piano & string elements.
((2)) Nice instrumentation but the vocals are really overdramatic.
((3)) Mostly mellow strings and solem, slow story telling vocals.
(((4))) Lots of random percussion & strings and often operatic vocals.
(((5))) Not too different from the last track but with some interesting vocal/narration bits.
((6)) Very minimal not a lot going on here.
((7)) Solem & builds in different direction but doesn’t stand out well enough.
((((8)))) Character narration “en español” all overlapped and argumentative. Later gets kinda jazzy & more narrative in English. Excellent.
(((9))) Somewhat bombastic & loud, big on histronic, operatic vocals.
((((10)))) Cinematic, semi-jazzy piano & strings interlude
(((11))) Minimal & occasionally filled with random experimental bits. Some nice ambient & string manipulating sounds in the mix.
((12)) More narrative operatic/off-broadway feeling. Almost entirely vocal –led.
((13)) More histronic, story-telling stuff. Nothing innovative or terribly interesting.
((14)) Mellancholic and extremely literal translation “I’ve have al-read-y submitted reports from February and Mar-ch”. Huh?
((15)) Etheral string, minimal vocals which don’t seem to move anywhere.