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Warmth / Babb


Release Date: 08/25/2017 
Label:  Innova   Catalog #: 972  
Composer:  Steve ReichPaul KerekesDavid LangJames Tenney,   ... 
Performer:  Trevor Babb
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Trevor Babb's debut solo recording, Warmth, is a collection of kaleidoscopic compositions for multiple electric guitars that synthesizes new classical compositional rigor with the rhythms, timbres, and energy of popular genres with which the electric guitar is so intimately associated. With three compositions by household names in minimalist and experimental music and three otehrs by younger, emerging compositional voices - including Babb himself - Warmth demonstrates the expressive versatility of the electric guitar through a plethora of traditional and experimental playing techniques in the context of meticulous compositional craft for ensembles of two to fifteen instruments. Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint was the starting point for Read more the recording as it is one of the most well-known pnieces for multiple electric guitar.s While the piece has been recorded by guitarists many times over, Babb's performance of Reich's work is beautifully orchestrated with special attention to the blending of different sonic colors of several different guitars. The music on this recording is simultaneously meditative and ecstatic and Babb's close attention to sound color and innovative approaches to guitar playing make this record a musical thrill that constantly challenges our expectations of an electric guitar's musical capabilities. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich
Performer:  Trevor Babb (Electric Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
2.
Trail by Paul Kerekes
Performer:  Trevor Babb (Electric Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; United States 
3.
Warmth by David Lang
Performer:  Trevor Babb (Electric Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006; United States 
4.
Septet for 6 Electric Guitars and Electric Bass by James Tenney
Performer:  Trevor Babb (Electric Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; United States 
5.
Grimace by Trevor Babb
Performer:  Trevor Babb (Electric Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; United States 
6.
Slope 2 by Carl Testa
Performer:  Trevor Babb (Electric Guitar)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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