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Electronic Music by Grant Chu Covell and Kazumi Umeda

Kazumi Umeda, Grant Chu Covell, Renee Oakford
Release Date: 10/23/2012 
Label:  Funeral Baked Productions   Catalog #: 004  
Composer:  Grant Chu CovellKazumi Umeda
Performer:  Renée OakfordKazumi Umeda
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Love the CD! You and Grant are always welcome here... [My fiancé] has had your CD on while she does her crazy art projects..." -- Daniel J. Harris, The SoupyGato Show (Amsterdam)

Old-school electronic and electro-acoustic works that recall the classic sound worlds of Iannis Xenakis, Michel Chion, Toru Takemitsu, Luc Ferrari, Pierre Henry, Francisco Lopez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Lionel Marchetti, and Francis Dhomont. Kazumi Umeda and Grant Chu Covell first met as students at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and over the years have maintained a dialogue, collaborating and exchanging ideas, inspirations, and raw materials for compositions.
"Love the CD! You and Grant are always welcome here... [My fiancé] has had your CD on while she does her crazy art projects..." -- Daniel J. Harris, The SoupyGato Show (Amsterdam)

Old-school electronic and electro-acoustic works that recall the classic sound worlds of Iannis Xenakis, Michel Chion, Toru Takemitsu, Luc Ferrari, Pierre Henry, Francisco Lopez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Lionel Marchetti, and Francis Dhomont. Kazumi Umeda and Grant Chu Covell first met as students at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and over the years have maintained a dialogue, collaborating and exchanging ideas, inspirations, and raw materials for compositions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Arriving at Laughter by Grant Chu Covell
Written: 2000; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
2.
VCS3 Fantasy by Kazumi Umeda
Written: 1986/2007; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
A Message From My Accountant by Kazumi Umeda
Written: 2003-2007; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4.
We Are Not Mad, We Are Serious by Grant Chu Covell
Written: 1998; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Emily Dickinson Songs (5) for Flute and Electronics: no 1, I Had a Terror by Kazumi Umeda
Performer:  Renée Oakford (Flute)
Written: 1994/2007-2011; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6.
Emily Dickinson Songs (5) for Flute and Electronics: no 2, A Toad Can Die of Light by Kazumi Umeda
Performer:  Renée Oakford (Flute)
Written: 1994/2007-2011; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
7.
Emily Dickinson Songs (5) for Flute and Electronics: no 3, You Must Let Me Go First by Kazumi Umeda
Performer:  Renée Oakford (Flute)
Written: 1994/2007-2011; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8.
Emily Dickinson Songs (5) for Flute and Electronics: no 4, You Remember My Ideal Cat by Kazumi Umeda
Performer:  Renée Oakford (Flute)
Written: 1994/2007-2011; USA 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
9.
Emily Dickinson Songs (5) for Flute and Electronics: no 5, The Going From a World We Know by Kazumi Umeda
Performer:  Renée Oakford (Flute)
Written: 1994/2007-2011; USA 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
10.
Die zweite Sommer Abendstimmung am Traunsee by Grant Chu Covell
Written: 1997; USA 
Length: 14 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
A Study in Metal and Glass by Kazumi Umeda
Written: 1986/2007; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
12.
32 Prospect Park Fragments: Suite by Kazumi Umeda
Performer:  Kazumi Umeda (Piano)
Written: 2006; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 26 Secs. 
13.
In Distress, In Disgrace or Three Entries to Form a Diary of Automatic Writing: I by Grant Chu Covell
Written: 1999-2000; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
14.
In Distress, In Disgrace or Three Entries to Form a Diary of Automatic Writing: II by Grant Chu Covell
Written: 1999-2000; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15.
In Distress, In Disgrace or Three Entries to Form a Diary of Automatic Writing: III by Grant Chu Covell
Written: 1999-2000; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
16.
Sampler Studies (3): no 1, Nothing in the Cry of Cicadas Suggests They Are About to Die by Kazumi Umeda
Written: 1999; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
17.
Sampler Studies (3): no 2, The Weather Was Bleak Then and It Doesn't Look Much Clearer Now by Kazumi Umeda
Written: 1999; USA 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
18.
Sampler Studies (3): no 3, I'll PIck Up My Guitar and Play, Just Like Yesterday by Kazumi Umeda
Written: 1999; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
19.
Spindle Remix by Grant Chu Covell
Performer:  Kazumi Umeda (Piano)
Written: 1993/2007; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Kazumi Umeda. 
20.
Frank by Kazumi Umeda
Written: 2007/2012; USA 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Grant Chu Covell. 

Featured Sound Samples

Emily Dickinson Songs (Umeda): II. A Toad Can Die of Light
Die zweite Sommer (Covell)
32 Prospect Park Fragments Suite (Umeda)
Arriving at Laughter (Covell)

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