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Fast Forward: Same Same


Label:  Xi   Catalog #: 108   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Fast Forward
Performer:  Alex TobiasGuy KlucevsekJames LoIkue Mori,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fast Forward is a composer and performer best known for his compositions for percussion, and music theatre works for diverse instrumentation. His compositions push the juxtapositions of structured rhythms and total chaos to their limit, delivering a sonically dense and theatrically gripping performance. Same Same is a collection of live recordings from three concerts which took place in New York City during the period 1990-1994.

"The relentless sounds are absolutely spell-binding. The music is vibrant, immediate, and compelling; it fills the air with a tangible presence that you can almost reach out, grab, and embrace." --Dean Suzuki, Option

"It takes some kind of cool control and hot thoughfulness
Read more to translate industrial noise into the format of a concerto, but Fast Forward showed in can be done. An ambience and structure was set up that allowed the most mundane, funky materials (low-tech) to mix with high-tech and all of it came out sounding elegant and exciting." --Marina LaPalma, High Performance

"He thrives on chance encounters and makes a musical instrument of anything in his path." --Bernard Holland, New York Times.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Simultaneous Music by Fast Forward
Performer:  Alex Tobias (), Guy Klucevsek (), James Lo (),
Ikue Mori (), David Moss (), Fast Forward (),
Takehisa Kosugi (), Ben Neill (), David Shea (),
Yuval Gabay (), Michelle Kinney ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2.
The Yin-Yang Merger by Fast Forward
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3.
Feeding Frenzy by Fast Forward
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: This work was composed in collaboration with Ikue Mori and Guy Klucevsek. 

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