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Golden: Alabama Places / Tweiten, Carpenter


Release Date: 08/30/2007 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 680   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Monroe Golden
Performer:  Ellen TweitenKurt Carpenter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Native Alabamian Monroe Golden found his way to the microtonal music of Harry Partch and Ben Johnston by a convoluted path that began with 1970s progressive rock and traversed most isms associated with Western Art Music. These influences all remain, as do the heterophonic frog calls and other sounds of the Alabama night that resonate from early childhood.

Here he shares twelve duets for piano and microtonal keyboard, the fruit of an introspective four-year journey. Each work is somehow connected to a place in Alabama – some with strong personal ties, others newly-discovered yet no less inspiring.
Native Alabamian Monroe Golden found his way to the microtonal music of Harry Partch and Ben Johnston by a convoluted path that began with 1970s progressive rock and traversed most isms associated with Western Art Music. These influences all remain, as do the heterophonic frog calls and other sounds of the Alabama night that resonate from early childhood.

Here he shares twelve duets for piano and microtonal keyboard, the fruit of an introspective four-year journey. Each work is somehow connected to a place in Alabama – some with strong personal ties, others newly-discovered yet no less inspiring.
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Works on This Recording

1. Alabama Places by Monroe Golden
Performer:  Ellen Tweiten (Piano), Kurt Carpenter (Microtonal Keyboard)

Sound Samples

Alabama Places: No. 1. Iron Road
Alabama Places: No. 2. North Shelby
Alabama Places: No. 3. Natchez Trace
Alabama Places: No. 4. 2365 Cahaba Road
Alabama Places: No. 5. In Pell City I
Alabama Places: No. 5. In Pell City II
Alabama Places: No. 5. In Pell City III
Alabama Places: No. 5. In Pell City IV
Alabama Places: No. 5. In Pell City V
Alabama Places: No. 6. Tensaw
Alabama Places: No. 7. Demopolis
Alabama Places: No. 8. Montevallo
Alabama Places: No. 9. Coosa Basin
Alabama Places: No. 10. Piedmont
Alabama Places: No. 11. Scarham Creek
Alabama Places: No. 12. Section 16

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