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The Colorado (Music from the Motion Picture)


Release Date: 05/27/2016 
Label:  Visionintoart   Catalog #: 7   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Glenn KotchePaola PrestiniShara NovaWilliam Brittelle,   ... 
Performer:  Glenn KotcheJeffrey ZeiglerWilliam BrittelleShara Nova
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Some of the most grand landforms have been slowly carved over millions of years by the majestic Colorado River. Today, however, with the growth of industry and agriculture, the river is overused and incapable to reaching its delta. Five outstanding composers have taken the task of exploring this river in all of its contexts: its prehistoric settlements, the dam-building era, the impact of climate change, and its current ecological predicaments. This recording features Roomful of Teeth, who since their founding in 2009 have consistently explored the potential of the human voice and been nominated and received Grammy awards for their recording projects.

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REVIEW:

The compositions range from the
Read more eclectic, electronic weirdness of William Brittelle's pieces to the rhythmic dance influences in Shara Nova's music, covering many of the complex currents of music being written today. The performers make a compelling case for these works as art, creating moments of beauty, terror and mystery. The effect is greater than the sum of the substantial individual elements, creating a final product strikingly full of optimism and hope.

– Colorado Public Radio

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Works on This Recording

1.
Beginnings (From "The Colorado") by Glenn Kotche
Performer:  Glenn Kotche (Percussion), Jeffrey Zeigler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
2.
A Padre, a Horse, a Telescope (From "The Colorado") by Paola Prestini
Performer:  Glenn Kotche (Percussion), Jeffrey Zeigler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
3.
An Unknown Distance Yet to Run (From "The Colorado") by Shara Nova
Performer:  Glenn Kotche (Percussion), Jeffrey Zeigler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
4.
The Shimmering Desert (From "The Colorado") by William Brittelle
Performer:  William Brittelle (Electronics)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
5.
The Colossus (From "The Colorado") by William Brittelle
Performer:  William Brittelle (Electronics)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
6.
Cathedrals in the Desert (From "The Colorado") by John Luther Adams
Performer:  Glenn Kotche (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
7.
The Corrido de Joe R. (From "The Colorado") by Paola Prestini
Performer:  Glenn Kotche (Percussion), Jeffrey Zeigler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
8.
Welcome to the Anthropocene (From "The Colorado") by Shara Nova
Performer:  Glenn Kotche (Percussion), Shara Nova (Electronics)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 
9.
The Palette of a New Creation (From "The Colorado") by Glenn Kotche
Performer:  Glenn Kotche (Electronics), Jeffrey Zeigler (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Roomful of Teeth
Period: Contemporary 

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