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Chinary Ung, Vol. 4: Space Between Heaven & Earth / Various


Release Date: 02/14/2020 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9533  
Composer:  Chinary Ung
Performer:  Nick TerryMichael LipseySusan UngMeighan Stoops,   ... 
Conductor:  James BakerDavid RentzGil Rose
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Volume 4 of Bridge's CHINARY UNG series (a 2-album set), presents five major works composed between 1987 and 2018 by the Grawemeyer Award-winning Cambodian/American composer. Annotator Adam Greene writes: "Ung was inspired by his mentor, Chou Wen-chung, to pursue music that explored cross-cultural practices. Ung's own term for the "style" of music that evolved was 'futuristic folk music', which generally speaking, he approaches through two processes: quotation and evocation. Ung's music is deeply suffused with Asian features, including modal writing, the use of drones, microtonal inflections, elaborate percussion sections, and an expansive, even languid approach to musical-time." Volume 4 of Bridge's CHINARY UNG series (a 2-album set), presents five major works composed between 1987 and 2018 by the Grawemeyer Award-winning Cambodian/American composer. Annotator Adam Greene writes: "Ung was inspired by his mentor, Chou Wen-chung, to pursue music that explored cross-cultural practices. Ung's own term for the "style" of music that evolved was 'futuristic folk music', which generally speaking, he approaches through two processes: quotation and evocation. Ung's music is deeply suffused with Asian features, including modal writing, the use of drones, microtonal inflections, elaborate percussion sections, and an expansive, even languid approach to musical-time." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Singing Inside Aura by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Nick Terry (Percussion), Michael Lipsey (Percussion), Susan Ung (Vocals),
Meighan Stoops (Clarinet), Susan Ung (Viola), Curtis Macomber (Violin),
James Wilson (Cello), Blair McMillen (Piano), Patricia Spencer (Flute)
Conductor:  James Baker
2.
Spiral XIV, "Nimitta" by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Shannon Wettstein (Piano), Nick Terry (Percussion), Justin DeHart (Percussion),
Nick Terry (Voice), Brian Walsh (Clarinet), Justin DeHart (Voice)
3.
Spiral I by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Matthew Gold (Percussion), Felix Fan (Cello), Aleck Karis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
4.
Therigatha Inside Aura by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Nick Terry (Percussion), Susan Ung (Viola), Brian Walsh (Clarinet),
Anne Harley (Soprano), Stacey Fraser (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Rentz
5.
Spiral XII, "Space Between Heaven and Earth" by Chinary Ung
Performer:  Susan Ung (Viola), Wilfrido Terrazas (Flute), Reid Bruton (Bass),
James Hayden (Bass), Abdiel Gonzales (Baritone), Jonathan Nussman (Baritone),
Joseph Lopez (Tenor), Susan Narucki (Soprano), Kathleen Roland-Silverstein (Soprano),
Anne Harley (Alto), Elissa Johnston (Soprano), Jon Lee Keenan (Tenor),
Stacey Fraser (Soprano), Hillary Jean Young (Alto), Todd Strange (Tenor),
Robert Zelickman (Clarinet), Shalini Vijayan (Violin), Paul J. Sherman (Oboe),
Batya MacAdam-Somer (Violin), Peter Jacobson (Cello), Matthew Kline (Double Bass),
Fiona Digney (Percussion), Benjamin Rempel (Percussion)
Conductor:  Gil Rose

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