|Sierra, Roberto / Turner|
|Label:||New Albion Records|
|Add Date:||2008-09-14||Pull Date:||2008-11-16||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||9 Nov||21 Sep|
|1.||Nov 21, 2008:||Memory Select |
Trio No. 2: Clave De Mediodia
|3.||Sep 19, 2008:||Oatmeal |
|2.||Nov 07, 2008:||Memory Select |
2x3: Armonias De Mediodia
Modern “can’t hum along or tap your toes” classical for traditional instruments ensemble. Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, pianos on these, last work adds a soprano. In general I disliked the first piece 1-6, sorta liked the 2nd piece 7-10, liked the 3rd piece 11-13, sorta liked 14-16, sorta disliked 17-23. The performer is "Continuum", an ensemble that’s been playing in various forms since 1966, currently directed by Cheryl Seltzer & Joel Sachs. The composer is Roberto Sierra, and "Turner" is the name of one of the works, not of anyone involved.|
1. Skittery pizzicato & squeaky strings, piano rumbling, dies with a whimper.
2. fast panicky with quiet interludes
3.nice and calm but very quiet
5.dissonant, even a couple different rhythms crossing, mellows out
6.like chasing a bunch of pigeons off the ground
7.moderately loud, then quiet
9.Nice minimal repetition and melodic bits
10.Busy in a good way.
11.Pianos go in & out of sync
12.Starts off pretty, then falls apart. Picks back up and goes to la-la-land… Tricky!
15.Relatively calm at first, then indigestion sets in
16. Little bird in danger
17.singer given different music from rest of ensemble
19.relatively melodic, calming, and I actually like it.
20.Voice takes lead. Haunted house?
21.Akin to “ancient music”
23.like a hunting song