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Music Of Chinary Ung Vol. 3 / Buckner, Vartan, Solook

Ung / Buckner / Vartan / Solook
Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9368  
Composer:  Chinary Ung
Performer:  Susan UngThomas BucknerStephen SolookLynn Vartan
Conductor:  Chinary Ung
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Chinary Ung set out to compose Spiral IX: Maha Sathukar, he established a union between the two series that had dominated his output- the Spirals series begun in 1987 and a series of works in which musicians were asked to simultaneously perform vocally and instrumentally. Ung's mentor and friend, the composer Chou Wen-chung, had this to say about Ung's recent work: "Given Chinary's family experience during those years of extraordinary political and social upheaval in Cambodia, inevitably the urge for a modern reincarnation of the ancient practice of chanting would propel him to evolve a methodology for synchronizing conventional, extended, or newly invented instrumental techniques, including percussive sounds on chosen objects, Read more with a rich repertoire of sung, spoken or otherwise vocalized sounds." Both of the compositions on this disc display the extraordinary virtuosity required to perform these fascinating compositions Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Spiral XI, "Mother and Child" by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Susan Ung (Viola And Voice)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 
2. Spiral IX, "Maha Sathukar" by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Thomas Buckner (Baritone), Susan Ung (Viola, Voice, Percussion), Stephen Solook (Percussion, Voice),
Lynn Vartan (Percussion, Voice)
Conductor:  Chinary Ung
Period: 21st Century 
Written: USA 

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