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Garland: Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies No. 1) / Winant

Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Cold Blue   Catalog #: 52  
Composer:  Peter Garland
Performer:  William Winant
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Moon Viewing Music” is a quiet, mesmerizing work for large Thai-style gongs and tam-tam, performed by the celebrated Grammy-nominated percussionist William Winant. The composer writes: “For me, moon viewing is a year-round activity…. This cycle was composed in the winter. There is a unique light and intensity in a winter moon…. There is also a special silence...an inscrutable stillness.” “Garland’s music seems to be about the sheer expressive power of sound itself.” (Fanfare magazine) “[Garland is] an artist who knows what he’s doing, and then does it—repeatedly, each time out. He’s a marvelous artist; I admire his work a lot.” (Harold Budd) “Percussionist William Winant has been the avant-elite’s go-to percussionist for more than 35 Read more years.” (SPIN magazine) Peter Garland’s music is informed by his well-traveled ear and intense personal vision. Since the 1970s, his pieces have been marked by a “radical consonance” and simplification of structure and performed around the world by such noted performers as Aki Takahashi, Herbert Henck, and Kronos Quartet. Also a musicologist and writer, he championed the work of such composers as Revueltas, Partch, and Nancarrow long before their music became fashionable. Grammy-nominated percussionist William Winant has performed with some of the most innovative and creative musicians of our time, including John Cage, Anthony Braxton, and Kronos Quartet. Read less

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Moon Viewing Music (Inscrutable Stillness Studies No. 1) by Peter Garland
Performer:  William Winant (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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