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Scherzinger: African Math

Scherzinger / Rosenkranz / Gross / Choi
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  New Focus   Catalog #: 153   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Martin Scherzinger
Performer:  Christopher GrossJennifer ChoiThomas Rozenkranz
Number of Discs: 1 
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Martin Scherzinger is a South African-born composer and media theorist, who works on and engages with the music of Africa. African Math is an album of piano trio music that "Africanizes" these western instruments (flipping the typical appropriation of indigenous instruments on its head). Piano, violin, and cello are used as conduits for material originally intended for mbira, or kalahari, or Ugandan xylophone. Underlying the layer of transcription, Scherzinger highlights and delights in the rich musical mathematics which exist at the core of so many musical traditions in Africa. Martin Scherzinger is a South African-born composer and media theorist, who works on and engages with the music of Africa. African Math is an album of piano trio music that "Africanizes" these western instruments (flipping the typical appropriation of indigenous instruments on its head). Piano, violin, and cello are used as conduits for material originally intended for mbira, or kalahari, or Ugandan xylophone. Underlying the layer of transcription, Scherzinger highlights and delights in the rich musical mathematics which exist at the core of so many musical traditions in Africa. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings by Martin Scherzinger
Performer:  Christopher Gross (Cello), Jennifer Choi (Violin), Thomas Rozenkranz (Piano)
2.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 by Martin Scherzinger
Performer:  Christopher Gross (Cello), Jennifer Choi (Violin), Thomas Rozenkranz (Piano)

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