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Alarm Will Sound / Michael Gordon: Van Gogh

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For its third release on the intrepid new music classical Cantaloupe label, Alarm Will Sound shifts away from its chamber music interpretation of Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin (2005) to a piece of music that, while not exactly new, has been documented for the first time. Composer and Bang on a Can Artistic Co-Director Michael Gordon wrote this six-part theatrical piece in the late 1980s. First performed in collaboration with video artist Elliott Caplan in the 1990s as ...

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Alarm Will Sound: Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound performs Aphex Twin

Read "Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound performs Aphex Twin" reviewed by John Kelman

In a time when sampling, remixing and reinterpreting past acoustic works in an electronic fashion are commonplace, revisiting electronica in an acoustic environment may be the most daring move of all. And that's exactly what the 22-piece ensemble Alarm Will Sound--whose debut recording Tehillim/The Desert Music (Cantaloupe, 2002) put a fresh spin on two of minimalist composer Steve Reich's more well-known works--do with Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin. The result is an album that, like its predecessor, demonstrates ...


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