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Imaginary Landscape - Percussion Music


Release Date: 02/22/2000 
Label:  Equilibrium   Catalog #: 3   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Christopher RouseBrian PrechtlJulie SpencerMaki Ishii,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ongoing evolutions in classical percussion music have been eminent more so than any other instrument throughout the 20th century. From the jostled abrasiveness of Stockhausen's 'Kontakte' to the masterpieces of Xenakis, percussion music has always had the ability to explore our imagination in a unique way, one which leaves us intrigued with every nuance of timbre, and sound. On IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE, the Michigan Percussion Ensemble, also known as Equilibrium, under famed director Michael Udow, has produced a canvas full of colorful selections that include several classics in the genre, and others which look to the future.
From the earliest forms of drumming in Africa and Bali, to the present day complexities of compositions revered among
Read more classical aficionados, the sounds of percussion have always defined primal communication. In this same spirit, IMAGINARY LANDSCAPE hardly falls short of being another fine addition to the growing voice of recordings in the percussion repertoire. This nineteen-piece ensemble seizes the opportunity to bring together many diverse influences, forming a musical amalgam found exclusively in this unique group of instrumentation. Included are stellar performances of works by Christopher Rouse, Maki Ishii, and John Cage, as well as newer works by Julie Spencer, Brian Prechtl, and Kevin Beaver. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ku-Ka-Ilimoku by Christopher Rouse
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; USA 
2.
A Cord of Three Strands by Brian Prechtl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
3.
Tribeca Sunflower by Julie Spencer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Marimbastück by Maki Ishii
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971 
5.
Shadowplays by Kevin Beavers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994 
6.
Why by Gernot Blume
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
7.
Imaginary Landscape no 3 for 6 Percussionists by John Cage
Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Michigan Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 

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