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International Street Cannibals Ensemble: Ballets & Solos

Read "Ballets & Solos" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose


If Ballets & Solos is any indication, then at least five young composers in the US are breaking barriers between genres and idioms. These young folks are brimful with ideas, humor and humanity, their compositions performed with wildly interesting and improvised cadenzas. The absolute command of melodic and harmonic invention is even more interesting. More than that, the sublime understanding of the tonal palettes of strings, middle register brass and lower register woodwinds--and, of course, the oceanic capability of the ...


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