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PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC
Hostetler    Babbitt    Swift    Amirkhanian
 
     
PNM 26
Music DN-10
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

In 1988 the respected new music journal Perspectives of New Music released its first CD in what was to become an ongoing series. The CD brings together an unlikely group of composers whose work was documented in the journal that quarter.

Included are Randy Hostetler, a brilliant young graduate of Yale and a graduate student at Cal Arts, who died tragically at a very young age.  His Happily Ever After uses the voices of 67 individuals including composers Martin Bresnick, Frederic Rzewski, and Mel Powell in a dizzying multi-channel overlay of storytelling speech.

Also Charles Amirkhanian's Pas de Voix (Portrait of Samuel Beckett) (1987), commissioned by WDR Köln, and featuring ambient sounds relating to the biography of the late writer, altered and arranged in a dizzying sequence of episodes spanning a range of emotions from the hilarious to the suicidal.

Milton Babbitt is represented by a performance of his Arie da Capo (1974), for flute, clarinet and bass clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.  This is followed by a performance of the late Richard Swift's Prime (1973) for alto sax, flute, oboe, trombone, viola, cello, bass, and harp.

This CD is difficult to find and being made available especially to Other Minds through the courtesy of Perspectives of New Music. It is not available elsewhere and quantities are limited.

I'll buy it!