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Jackson Mac Low: Open Secrets

Jackson Mac Low
Label:  Xi   Catalog #: 110  
Composer:  Jackson Mac Low
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Aphoristic bursts of music separated by silences played with efficiency and fleeting beauty." - New York Times

Open Secrets features Mac Low and Anne Tardos performing works for multi-track voices; and Robert Bethea, Andrew Bolotowsky, Daniel Goode, and Gabriela Klassen performing instrumental pieces. Winds/Instruments for flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, and narrator, could well become a classic of new music, not only being beautiful, but also displaying Mac Low's witty use and love of words.

Jackson Mac Low was first published in 1942. His multi-faceted career covers music, poetry, painting, performance, radio, and multimedia. Widely recognized for his work in the 1960's Fluxus movement, Mac Low
Read more has continued to produce musical works that meld aspects of several disciplines. In 1954 he adopted nonintentional procedures, including chance operations, indeterminancy, and related methods, but has also written and composed extensively by intentional methods. His many "simultaneities" include musical, verbal, and visual elements, usually involving guided improvisation and indeterminancy.
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Works on This Recording

1. 1st Milarepa Gatha by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
2. Milarepa Quartet for Four Like Instruments by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
3. Thanks by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
4. Winds/Instruments by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5. 38th and 39th Merzgedichte in Memoriam Kurt Schwitters by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6. Phoneme Dance in Memoriam John Cage by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
7. Lucas 1 to 29 - For One or More Instrumentalists by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8. Free Gatha 1 and Free Gatha 2 by Jackson Mac Low
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

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