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Dance Of The Seven Veils / New Band


Release Date: 05/23/2000 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 4931   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Harry PartchAlice Anne LeBaronDean DrummondElizabeth Brown
Performer:  Frank CassaraMichael LipseyStefani StarinDean Drummond,   ... 
Conductor:  Dean Drummond
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Band
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A group devoted to exploring new sounds, the New Band on DANCE OF THE SEVEN VEILS continues to foster the ideas of innovation in musical performance. Represented on this recording are the amazing instruments constructed by maverick composer Harry Partch. His inventive harmonic developments in music lead him to create unique microtonal systems that rarely are explored.
The works here are captivating, fresh, and virtuostic from every angle. Using instruments such as the Kithara, Diamond Marimba, and the Zoomoozophone, the New Band creates a unique soundscape of subtle nuances, and abstract voices. Partch's 'Castor and Pollux' is seductive, using soloistic passages, dynamic themes, and lively rhythms. Anne LeBaron's 'Southern Ephemera' uses
Read more both Partch, and western instruments beautifully, depicting a fragmented view of songs indigenous to the American south. Brown's 'Archipelago' is textural, and imposes frequent harmonic modulation, as 'Dance of the Seven Veils,' a work by Dean Drummond, founder of New Band, expands the album in uniqueness and timbre, using a larger array of instruments and performance techniques intrinsic to this group of musicians.
Rare, and innovative, the New Band proves that they are up to the challenge of presenting this music with depth and clarity, and heading into the 21st century, the group's insight is ahead of it's time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Plectra and Percussion Dances: Castor and Pollux by Harry Partch
Performer:  Frank Cassara (Bowls), Michael Lipsey (Bass Marimba), Stefani Starin (Surrogate Kithara),
Dean Drummond (Kithara), Nina Kellman (Harmonic Canon), David Cossin (Bass Marimba),
Dominic Donato (Diamond Marimba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/10/1995 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 15 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Southern Ephemera by Alice Anne LeBaron
Performer:  Dominic Donato (Surrogate Kithara), Theodore Mook (Cello), Stefani Starin (Alto Flute),
Elizabeth Rodgers (Harmonic Canon), Stefani Starin (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993 
Date of Recording: 01/13/1994 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 10 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3. Dance of the Seven Veils by Dean Drummond
Performer:  Dominic Donato (Claves), Dominic Donato (Drums), Dominic Donato (Diamond Marimba),
Frank Cassara (Bloboy), Frank Cassara (Hi-hat), Frank Cassara (Cymbals),
Frank Cassara (Drum), Frank Cassara (Cone Gong), Stefani Starin (Flute),
John Whitfield (Cello), Christopher Oldfather (Synthesizer), Christopher Oldfather (Chromelodeon),
Dominic Donato (JustStrokeRods), Frank Cassara (Gong), Frank Cassara (Spoils of War),
Frank Cassara (Boo Marimba), Frank Cassara (Zoomoozophone), Michael Lipsey (Cone Gong),
Michael Lipsey (Marimba eroica), Michael Lipsey (Cymbals), Michael Lipsey (JustStrokeRods),
Michael Lipsey (Harmonic Canon), Michael Lipsey (Zoomoozophone), Dominic Donato (Thunder Sheet),
Dominic Donato (Steel Bowls), Dominic Donato (Bongos), Dominic Donato (Cymbals),
Dominic Donato (Sleigh Bell), Frank Cassara (Marimba eroica), Dominic Donato (Zoomoozophone)
Conductor:  Dean Drummond
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/21/1995 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 19 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4. Archipelago by Elizabeth Brown
Performer:  Dominic Donato (Zoomoozophone), Stefani Starin (Flute), Elizabeth Rodgers (Surrogate Kithara),
Stefani Starin (Alto Flute), Theodore Mook (Cello), Elizabeth Rodgers (Synthesizer),
Michael Lipsey (Zoomoozophone), Michael Lipsey (Surrogate Kithara), Dean Drummond (Zoomoozophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Band
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990/1992; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/16/1994 
Venue:  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York 
Length: 12 Minutes 11 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Castor and Pollux, a Dance for the Twin Rhythms of Gemini
Southern Ephemera
Archipelago
Dance of the Seven Veils

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