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Subotnick: Electronic Works Vol. 2 - Sidewinder, Until Spring

Subotnick
Release Date: 04/06/2004 
Label:  Mode   Catalog #: 132  
Composer:  Morton Subotnick

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Multi-channel electronic works in Surround Sound

Morton Subotnick was a phenomenon in the late '60s, the first composer to write substantial works for synthesizer that had a wide audience. He has been mentor to generations of composers, and his influence is so pervasive that it would be impossible to trace completely - the electronica movement, for one, reveres him.

This release brings together two of his classic analog electronic works which were previously only available on LP. The DVD allows you to experience these works "spatially" in your own home - in high-definition sound!

SPECIAL FEATURES:

* 24-bit remastering from the original analog master tapes.
* Newly
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* Sidewinder is presented with a liquid light show created for the work by Tony Martin. Martin - infamous for his light shows in the '60s in San Francisco at the Fillmore West and New York's Electric Circus for bands like the Jefferson Airplane, The Byrds and the Grateful Dead - is a long-time collaborator with Subotnick.
* Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround encoding for the standard video side (playable on all DVD players).
* Dedicated DVD-Audio 5.1 Surround side.
* CD version contains the two electronic pieces in new dedicated stereo mixes by the composer.
* Liner notes by renowned electronic composer Curtis Roads.

The DVD includes additional video:

* Subotnick and Tony Martin in conversation about their histories and collaborations (about 60 minutes).
* Subotnick speaks about his childhood through early years of composing (about 30 minutes).
* Documentary showing Tony Martin's process to create the liquid light show for Sidewinder.
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Works on This Recording

1. Sidewinder by Morton Subotnick
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; USA 
2. Until Spring by Morton Subotnick
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 

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