Creshevsky, Noah / To Know And Not To Know
Album: To Know And Not To Know   Collection:Classical
Artist:Creshevsky, Noah   Added:Jul 2009
Label:Tzadik Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-01-17 Pull Date: 2010-03-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 14 Mar 7 Jan 31 Jan 24
Airplays: 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 04, 2014: Rebop
Independence Day
4. Jan 29, 2010: Memory Select
Red Carpet
2. Mar 10, 2010: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, kit and the zebras
Free Speech
5. Jan 28, 2010: The Value Machine
Chamber Concerto
3. Mar 06, 2010: Music Casserole
Sequenza (For Trombone)
6. Jan 22, 2010: The Courtesy Flush

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2010-01-03
Avante new music on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. Uses chamber instruments, piano, flutes woodwinds and at times even what feels like a full orchestra, but also uses bizarre treatments, loops. Super far-out stuff for fans of all things Reich and Cage.

1) slightly spastic, overall fun feel
2) vocals only (mostly), like a church song gone wrong, while trying really hard…
3) strange halting with vocalizations taking control of the flow, weird
4) almost operatic with a woman’s voice and oboes and deep simple percussion, I think this is weird, along brick-lines because its seemingly “normal”, if not downright beautiful, making it fit in with anything kzsu
5) lilting but insane at the same time, flutes and woodwinds dominate but strings are in the fray, a looped feel to thing, midway keys appear
6) vocals used as instruments, layers, nonsensical
7) bursts of treatment in with the chamber instruments, twisted and really avante stuff
8) player piano feel to the quickness and strangeness
9) similar to 6 this one twists vocals into contortions, but there are flugels and instruments accompanying this time

Track Listing
1. Red Carpet   5. Chamber Concerto
2. Psalmus Xxiii   6. Jubilate
3. To Know And Not To Know   7. Sequenza (For Trombone)
4. Once   8. Independence Day
  9. Free Speech