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Woolf: Where The Wild Things Are / American Repertory Ballet

Release Date: 10/24/2000 
Label:  Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog #: 844   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Randall Woolf
Performer:  Meg BuschPatti MonsonMichael LowensternWayne J. Du Maine,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A brash combination of children's themes and rock-influenced chamber music, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is a collection of numbers sure to mar the usual sounds coming from the ballet stage. Based on the classic children's book, composer Randall Woolf has created a most telling soundscape to Maurice Sendak's story of a young boy named Max. With such comical numbers as "Max gets homesick and departs" and the dark "And his dinner was still hot" the combination of live and sampled sounds combine to create a performance-based art rock that is creative and full of mystery. A jazzy, sharply edged combination of acoustic and electronic musicians, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE evokes a sense of extreme wonderment and clever musical story telling. A Read more musical journey reaching far beyond the conventional, this release is sure to rouse the most delicate of emotions, sure to have one wondering, "what is coming next?" Read less

Works on This Recording

Where the Wild Things Are by Randall Woolf
Performer:  Meg Busch (Guitar), Patti Monson (Flute), Patti Monson (Piccolo),
Michael Lowenstern (Clarinet), Michael Lowenstern (Bass Clarinet), Wayne J. Du Maine (Trumpet),
Julie Josephson (Trombone), Todd Reynolds (Electric Violin), Liz Knowles (Violin),
Ann Klein (Electric Guitar), Kathleen Supové (Sampler), Danny Tunick (Marimba),
Mat Fieldes (Double Bass), Mat Fieldes (Electric Double Bass), Frank London (Trumpet),
Randall Woolf (Slide Guitar), Julian Allen (Voice), Meg Busch (Voice),
Kitty Brazelton (Voice), Dafna Naphtali (Voice), Christina Wheeler (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1997; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Baby Monster Studio, New York City 
Length: 40 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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