The second Album in my series Music for Strings, Electronics and Percussion - MSEP 2 - .A long Album of 4 consecutive Works.
The first piece is 'Antis - Rh 133' [from anticipation]. A study on Beethoven that makes you wait, and wait for the punchline - from a moments observation to a careful Paraphrase or parody if you prefer.
Then Countout 1 and 2 for Cello and electronics - Rh 134 an 135. The Countout works can be heard as separate works or together or as a pair, they are related but independent works. They are choppy Dynamic Works, focusing on Gradations of Tone colour and sways of dynamics. Abstract Expressionism for cello, brittle and brutal.
The last piece 'Countertone' or Countout Duet - Rh 136 - a duet of Countout one - where neither instrument keeps perfect time with the other over 18 minutes so the interest is in their possible variance, but the electronics blurs their performance's - so the devil closes the circle.
"Countout 1 and 2 draw the listener in, as if party to an otherwise inaccessible conversation. Beguiling work" - Professor Joe Pignato - American Percussionist and Composer - 4th August 2015.
released May 21, 2013
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