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Various Artists: Earth Music - Ten Years of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance

Read "Earth Music - Ten Years of Meridian Music: Composers in Performance" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

Earth Music commemorates a decade of musical art presentations by the forward-thinking Bay Area Gallery founded on and operating under the firm conviction that significant art increases social, philosophical and spiritual change. It seems popular now to support the new music, which by those two words seems to imply--and this is becoming odious too--the entire artistic ...



Label: Sparkling Beatnik Records
Released: 1999
Track listing: The Space Between; Waves.


Article: Album Review

Philip Gelb: Between/Waves

Read "Between/Waves" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Philip Gelb performs on the “shakuhachi” which is a Japanese flute made from bamboo with 4 finger holes and 1 thumbhole. Here, Mr. Gelb devises an interesting yet non-formulaic approach as he integrates his ideas into non-mainstream formats which include free-improvisation and electronics. The first piece, titled “The Space Between” was recorded live at Beanbender’s in ...


Article: Album Review

Philip Gelb: Between/waves

Read "Between/waves" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Shakuhachi player Philip Gelb seems to understand that silence can carry as much weight as sound. His new record, between/waves, celebrates this fact. The sounds on this record, made by Gelb and colleagues, explore the dynamics of breathing in the setting of free improvisation. On “The Space Between," Gelb and quartet exchange bird-like noises, twisting and ...


Purple Wind

Label: Igloo
Released: 1996


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