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Howl, U.S.A. / Kronos Quartet


Release Date: 06/04/1996 
Label:  Nonesuch   Catalog #: 79372   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael DaughertyHarry PartchScott JohnsonLee Hyla
Performer:  Ben JohnstonAllen Ginsberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.” These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sing Sing: J. Edgar Hoover by Michael Daugherty
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; USA 
Date of Recording: 8/1995 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Notes: This work incorporates digitally sampled parts of speeches delivered by
Hoover. 
2.
Barstow "8 Hitchhiker Inscriptions from a Highway Railing at Barstow, California" by Harry Partch
Performer:  Ben Johnston (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 8/1995 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
Notes: Arranged: Ben Johnston 
3.
How It Happens (The Voice of I. F. Stone): Cold War Suite by Scott Johnson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 8/1995 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 
4.
Howl by Lee Hyla
Performer:  Allen Ginsberg (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Date of Recording: 8/1995 
Venue:  Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California 

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