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Format: CD
Sku: 60583444
UPC: 800413001027
UPC 14: 00800413001027
Release Date: 1/23/2003
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. The Farthest Place ~ John Luther Adams (1953 - )
2. The Light that Fills the World ~ John Luther Adams (1953 - )
3. The Immeasurable Space of Tones ~ John Luther Adams (1953 - )
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: John Luther Adams.
Muze PNote Personnel: Rob Lorentz (violin); Marty Walker (bass clarinet); Bryan Pezzone (piano); Amy Knoles (vibraphone, marimba).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Scott Fraser.
Muze PNote Recording information: 08/2002.
Muze PNote Editor: Scott Fraser.
Muze PNote Photographer: John Luther Adams.
Muze PNote The music of John Luther Adams is simply beautiful. It has a crystalline quality and a peaceful character that evoke the Arctic life, despite the clich? this assertion carries. Because of this beauty and the fact that Adams often includes electronic keyboards in his scores, he is often mistaken for a new age artist. This misconception is understandable, but nevertheless wrong. In these long, slow, engulfing pieces, Adams deploys more than a meditative state. The way he looks at stillness and the playing of light in his hometown of Fairbanks, Alaska, and how he translates his findings to music are informed by the works of composers like Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Morton Feldman, among others. The three pieces presented on this disc share a similar form. They are made from a progression of slow chords where movement is expressed through the expansion and reduction of intervals. The Farthest Place (11 minutes) is the simplest piece, stretched over a pentatonic frame. The Light That Fills the Void (13 minutes) is diatonic, softly introducing dissonances. In the accompanying press release, the label Cold Blue claims these are premiere recordings, but there is at least one recording of this particular piece predating this one (it appeared on the compilation Musicworks No. 82, performed by the Paul Dresher Ensemble). That said, this version is better, mainly because the ominous spacy keyboard sound has been replaced by the piano. The Immeasurable Space of Tones (27 minutes) makes the expansion/reduction architecture more complex by introducing inner cycles. The performers on all three pieces are Marty Walker (bass clarinet), Amy Knoles (vibraphone/marimba), Bryan Pezzone (piano), Nathaniel Reichman (keyboard), Robin Lorenz (violin), and Barry Newton (double bass). Adams' music sounds like it has nothing to accomplish. It simply exists, hanging in midair, waiting to be listened to. ~ Fran?ois Couture

Producer: John Luther Adams

Engineer: Scott Fraser

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/05/2002
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music ReRelease Info Re-release? : No
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : CB10
Music Label Name Label : Cold Blue
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Runtime Runtime : 0h : 51m51m : 0s
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00800413001027

Detailed Track Info

1. The Farthest Place
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Adams, John Luther
Muze Music Written By Date Written: 2001
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Country Country: USA
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Studio
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Architecture, Los Angeles, California
Muze Music Classical Work Notes Work Notes: Chamber Version - 2001
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Knoles, Amy,Lorentz, Robin,Newton, Barry,Pezzone, Bryan
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Marimba,Violin,Double Bass,Piano
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,,,
 
2. The Light that Fills the World
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Adams, John Luther
Muze Music Written By Date Written: 1998/2001
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Country Country: USA
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Studio
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Architecture, Los Angeles, California
Muze Music Classical Work Notes Work Notes: Chamber Version - 2001
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Knoles, Amy,Lorentz, Robin,Reichman, Nathaniel,Walker, Marty
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Vibraphone,Violin,Synthesizer,Bass Clarinet
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,,,
 
3. The Immeasurable Space of Tones
Muze Music Composer Name Composer: Adams, John Luther
Muze Music Written By Date Written: 1998-2001
Muze Music Classical Period Period: 20th Century
Muze Music Classical Country Country: USA
Muze Music Classical Studio or Live Studio/Live: Studio
Muze Music Classical Venue Venue: Architecture, Los Angeles, California
Muze Music Classical Performer Performer: Knoles, Amy,Lorentz, Robin,Pezzone, Bryan,Reichman, Nathaniel,Walker, Marty
Muze Music Classical Instruments Instrument: Vibraphone,Violin,Piano,Synthesizer,Bass Clarinet
Muze Music Classical Notes Artist Notes: ,,,,
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