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Downtown Only / Downtown Ensemble


Release Date: 03/25/2003 
Label:  Lovely Music   Catalog #: 3081   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Daniel GoodeWilliam HellermannMary Jane LeachPeter Zummo
Performer:  Bill RuyleGuy KlucevsekPeter ZummoDaniel Goode,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Downtown Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Downtown Ensemble was founded in 1983 by its co-directors Daniel Goode and William Hellermann. The Ensemble has made its reputation performing a number of different types of experimental music, such as scores with variable instrumentation, graphic music, soundtext music, ritual/intermedia works, performance art, improvisation in several traditions, and interactive computer music. On occasion the Ensemble has premiered music for large ensemble with a guest conductor. The group regularly features composers performing and directing their music - often written expressly for the Ensemble. There have been over one hundred and forty such collaborations since the group's inception. Robert Ashley writes: "After a recent concert of the Downtown Read more Ensemble a person said to me, `I like them, because they seem to be enjoying themselves. They make the music sound like it's fun.' Nice observation. I always wish I could do that. Even more, I always wish that everybody could do that, so I would have more fun going to concerts. How did we get the idea that concert music should seem like a job to be done - that otherwise the musicians might be off somewhere, having a good time? The Downtown Ensemble is devoted to individualistic, peculiar music. So this is a special kind of CD. I don't think you can listen to it while you cook or while you do the dishes, whichever comes first. Put everything aside. Turn off the telephone. Get comfortable. And just listen." 560054460019 Metier MSV 92058 "JOSEPHS, Wilfred Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Nod Drama by Daniel Goode
Performer:  Bill Ruyle (Marimba), Guy Klucevsek (Accordion), Peter Zummo (Trombone),
Daniel Goode (Clarinet), Jon Gibson (Saxophone), Jeff Berman (Vibraphone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Downtown Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 18 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2. Postpone by William Hellermann
Performer:  Daniel Goode (Clarinet), William Hellermann (Guitar), Gregory Reeve (Viola),
Peter Zummo (Trombone), Joseph Kubera (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Downtown Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 27 Minutes 2 Secs. 
3. Bare Bones by Mary Jane Leach
Performer:  Steve Norrel (Bass Trombone), John Rojak (Bass Trombone), Jack Schatz (Bass Trombone),
Dave Taylor (Bass Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Downtown Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4. Fast Dream by Peter Zummo
Performer:  Bill Ruyle (Marimba), William Hellermann (Guitar), Guy Klucevsek (Accordion),
Peter Zummo (Trombone), Jeff Berman (Vibraphone), Daniel Goode (Clarinet),
Joseph Kubera (Piano), Gregory Reeve (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Downtown Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 15 Minutes 25 Secs. 

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