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Emergency Music - Conrad Cummings: Photo-op


Release Date: 06/10/1994 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 627   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Larry AdamsGregory FulkersonDaryl GoldbergConrad Cummings,   ... 
Conductor:  David Lawton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded May 22-25 and September 12-15, 1990. Selections recorded May 22-25 and September 12-15, 1990. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Photo-Op: A new direction by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Larry Adams (Baritone), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin), Daryl Goldberg (Cello),
Conrad Cummings (Keyboard), Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Subtitled "Life in the Political Fast Lane", "Photo-Op" lies somewhere between song cycle and opera. It is a setting of original texts by performance artist and painter James Siena that explore the problems of current political discourse in America. The work is inspired by the Presidential campaign of 1988. 
2.
Photo-Op: I believe in something by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Daryl Goldberg (Cello), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin),
Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds), Conrad Cummings (Keyboard), Larry Adams (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Language: English 
3.
Photo-Op: By keeping things exactly the way that they are by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Daryl Goldberg (Cello), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin), Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds),
Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Conrad Cummings (Keyboard), Larry Adams (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: English 
4.
Photo-Op: Will you die for me? by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Daryl Goldberg (Cello), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin),
Conrad Cummings (Keyboard), Larry Adams (Baritone), Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: English 
5.
Insertions: In the department of love by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds), Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Daryl Goldberg (Cello),
Conrad Cummings (Keyboard), Larry Adams (Baritone), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Subtitled "About Love, War, and Death", "Insertions" is a collaboration of Cummings and James Siena. It is a song cycle dealing with the subjects of love and war using the language of one to describe the other.
Siena wrote the lyrics for "In the Department of Love" and "Midgetman". "Soon" is a setting of a poem about AIDS by Vikram Seth. 
6.
Insertions: Soon by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Daryl Goldberg (Cello), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin),
Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds), Conrad Cummings (Keyboard), Larry Adams (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Insertions: Midgetman by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Larry Adams (Baritone), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin), Conrad Cummings (Keyboard),
Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds), Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Daryl Goldberg (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
The American Way: I'm Johnny Appleseed by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds), Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), James Longacre (Tenor),
Daryl Goldberg (Cello), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin), Conrad Cummings (Keyboard)
Conductor:  David Lawton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: "The American Way" groups together three scenes from a new opera about America and Vietnam, under development by OperaDelaware with a production anticipated for 1993. Libretto by Robert T. Jones and Thomas Bird. 
9.
The American Way: A fast plane out by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Daryl Goldberg (Cello), Conrad Cummings (Keyboard), Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds),
Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), James Longacre (Tenor), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin)
Conductor:  David Lawton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
The American Way: The Green Berets by Conrad Cummings
Performer:  Andrew Sterman (Woodwinds), Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Gregory Fulkerson (Violin),
Daryl Goldberg (Cello), James Longacre (Tenor), Conrad Cummings (Keyboard)
Conductor:  David Lawton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  The Living Room, NYC 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Language: English 

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