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Five (And-a-half) Gardens / So Percussion


Release Date: 10/27/2009 
Label:  New Amsterdam   Catalog #: 1   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So PercussionTrollstitt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The highly esteemed, New York-based percussion quartet, So Percussion, has launched their own record label, Shhh Productions. The label will partner with New Amsterdam Records, and for the first Shhh release, the group has teamed up with Trollstilt for an album that combines innovative and edgy sounds of contemporary music with ancient traditional sounds of Norwegian fiddle music. “Five (and-a-half) Gardens,” to be released March 25, uses multi-media percussion, guitar, Hardanger fiddle, spoken word, and electronics in a unique and compelling collection of music. The album also features Rinde Eckert - the writer, composer, performer, director, and Pulitzer Prize Finalist - on vocals and spoken word, and contains a DVD portion featuring Read more motion paintings (a series of paintings strung together with computer animation) set to the music from the album.

Five (and-a-half) Gardens is the brainchild of composer Dan Trueman of Trollstilt, who PopMatters calls “…the most fascinating musician on the face of the Earth.” In similar style to So Percussion’s most recent album Amid the Noise (Cantaloupe Music, 2006), Five and a Half Gardens features instruments made from found materials such as flower pots, plumbing tubes, and cell phone microphones as well as traditional percussion instruments, fiddles, and guitars. These instruments are combined with electronic samples, processed sound and spoken word, creating a multi-layered sonic effect. The juxtaposition of traditional folk and percussion music to electronic and computer-synthesized sounds results in an indefinable listening experience.
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Works on This Recording

1.
It Is Not in the Eye by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
2.
Martin's Garden by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
3.
The Piano Student's Assignment Book by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
4.
Matisse's Garden Lesson by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
5.
Super Something by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
6.
Cat's City Garden (With Cage) by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
7.
My Curves Are Not Crazy by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
8.
Matisse's Coastal Garden by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
9.
The Wheelbarrow Piece by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
10.
Noel's Garden by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
11.
Postlude by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt
12.
Judy's Garden by Dan Trueman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  So Percussion,  Trollstitt

Sound Samples

It Is Not in the Eye
Martin's Garden
The Piano Student's Assignment Book
Matisse's Garden Lesson
Super Something
Cat's City Garden (With Cage)
My Curves Are Not Crazy
Matisse's Costal Gardens
The Wheelbarrow Piece
Noel's Garden
Noel's Song
Postlude
Judy's Garden

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