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Release Date: 10/27/2017 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 983  
Composer:  Daniel RhodeAdam CuthbértMatthew Finch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Go big or go home, they say. The ever-intrepid New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University (Allendale, Michigan) gets to do both. Having conquered the Big Apple with their rendition of Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians, and then turning to Terry Riley’s In C, performing and remixing it for their most recent innova album, they now return home to see what they can come up with on their own. Their wholesome farm-to-table freshness is apparent in this new album where three alumni wrote acoustic music for the group and then took back the recordings to play with in the studio. Return may not have had to look beyond its own back yard for materials, but this album of hybrid electronic-acoustic audio landscapes opens up a wide musical Read more horizon- forward gazing, a big chill and sentimental, with surprises along the way. In the end it is a youthful vision of beauty unencumbered by textbook dogma. And to polish it all off, the mastering was done by Grammy winner Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound. All the music on this album was written by three former students of ensemble director and composer Bill Ryan: Daniel Rhode, Adam Cuthbert, and matt Finch. With their 15 new tracks, the ensemble has now commissioned over 60 new works since its inception in 2006. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Daily Limits Lie by Daniel Rhode
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
2.
Daily Limits Lie by Daniel Rhode
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble
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Location Sharing by Adam Cuthbért
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Location Sharing by Adam Cuthbért
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With a Hint of Blue by Matthew Finch
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With a Hint of Blue by Matthew Finch
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Glass Surface by Daniel Rhode
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Glass Surface by Daniel Rhode
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Glacier by Matthew Finch
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Glacier by Matthew Finch
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Background Refresh by Adam Cuthbért
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Background Refresh by Adam Cuthbért
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Dearest Rewinder These by Daniel Rhode
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Dearest Rewinder These by Daniel Rhode
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Elegant by Adam Cuthbért
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Elegant by Adam Cuthbért
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Under Its Own Colorless Weight by Matthew Finch
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There Are No Gradients by Adam Cuthbért
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Ash by Daniel Rhode
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In the Manner of Her Operations by Adam Cuthbért
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Airport for Light by Daniel Rhode
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In a Clear Wall by Matthew Finch
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Return by Daniel Rhode

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