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Music Of Tom Flaherty / Tom Flaherty, Karl Kohn, Et Al


Release Date: 07/26/2005 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9162   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tom Flaherty
Performer:  Karl KohnMargaret KohnPeter YatesTom Flaherty,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tom Flaherty's compositions grow organically from small motives or cells that expand and contract in unpredictable yet satisfyingly logical spans. Always governed by a truly musical ear, Flaherty's music is too restless to be called minimalist, and too repetitive to be termed maximalist. The two duo piano works that open and close this CD sound radically different from each other. Vorarlberg Resonance is a response to bells the composer heard in Austria, and makes use of the overtones that bells and pianos have in common. Time to Travel uses a series of rhythmic ostinati that evolve continuously throughout the course of the composition. The two compositions using digital processor- Trio for Cello and Quartet for Viola and Cello use the Read more processor to delay and transpose the input from the live instruments. When the delay pattern is overlaid with live playing, many different tempi and meters emerge from the composite. These two works, so seemingly simple in their materials, emerge as wonderfully rich musical statements. Timeflies for guitar and cello, and Semi-Suite for solo cello further pursue the composer's interest in exploring rhyhmic and metric interaction while writing challenging music for himself to perform. Tom Flaherty was a cello student of Bernard Greenhouse and Timothy Eddy, and studied composition with, among others, Martin Boykan, Billy Jim Layton, Bülent Arel, Robert Linn, and Fredrick Lesemann. A recipient of numerous grants and commissions, Tom Flaherty is an Associate Professor of Music at Pomona College, and an active cellist in the Los Angeles area. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Vorarlberg Resonance by Tom Flaherty
Performer:  Karl Kohn (Piano), Margaret Kohn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/07/2000 
Venue:  Lyman Hall, Pomona Colege, Claremont, CA 
Length: 9 Minutes 44 Secs. 
2.
Timeflies by Tom Flaherty
Performer:  Peter Yates (Guitar), Tom Flaherty (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/07/2000 
Venue:  Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College 
Length: 11 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Trio for Cello and Digital Processor by Tom Flaherty
Performer:  Tom Flaherty (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/08/1994 
Venue:  Electronic Studio, Pomona College, Clare 
Length: 12 Minutes 37 Secs. 
4.
Semi-Suite by Tom Flaherty
Performer:  Tom Flaherty (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/30/2000 
Venue:  Bridges Auditorium, Pomona College 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Quartet for Viola, Cello and Digital Processor by Tom Flaherty
Performer:  Cynthia Fogg (Viola), Tom Flaherty (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/01/1994 
Venue:  Electronic Studio, Pomona College, Clare 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6.
Time to Travel by Tom Flaherty
Performer:  Karl Kohn (Piano), Margaret Kohn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/03/1996 
Venue:  Lyman Hall, Pomona Colege, Claremont, CA 
Length: 10 Minutes 58 Secs. 

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