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Lines & Spaces: The Music of Thad Anderson / Various

Release Date: 05/10/2019 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 8013  
Composer:  Thad Anderson
Performer:  Karen ToneyBryant BernalKaley BonatakisMatt Roberts,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Omojo Percussion Duo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 15 tracks on Thad Anderson’s LINES & SPACES are from his Lines series, based on his compositional technique called “duration lines” that create both structure and polyrhythmic interest. Anderson integrates traditional instruments with fixed media, live processing, and tuned metals to create pieces that are infinitely malleable. For these compositions, Anderson draws inspiration from poetry, paintings, and some early writings that predict many of the technologies now integrated into daily life. His Route is loosely based on the Emily Dickinson poem, “A Route of Evanescence,” which explores the mesmerizing hummingbird during flight. On Route, one might imagine the interaction between saxophone and electronic playback as representing Read more the hummingbird and its surroundings. Re-Cite was inspired by painter Ellsworth Kelly’s 1951 piece Cite, which used chance practices to create a random arrangement of black and white squares. The quintet for flutes and fixed media, Through-line, refers to a central theme or idea — an invisible thread that runs from the beginning to the end of work. In this instance, the through-line is both the duration lines that are used throughout the piece and a seven-chord progression that is used in the odd numbered sections. Using a duration line set, Outside, Looking In features layers of single line fragments that segue and weave between one another. On this solo piano piece, the composer effectively positions the piano as a percussion rather than string instrument. Both As We May Think and Mechanization were inspired by an article by engineer and inventor Vannevar Bush (1890 – 1974) that appeared in The Atlantic in 1945. In the former, the spoken component of the electronic playback audio derives from an archived interview with the author. Read less

Works on This Recording

Withheld by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Karen Toney (Percussion), Bryant Bernal (Percussion), Kaley Bonatakis (Percussion),
Matt Roberts (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011; United States 
Route by Thad Anderson
Performer:  George Weremchuk (Alto Saxophone)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 
As We May Think by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Nick Stange (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 
Five Messages by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Thad Anderson (Percussion), Rose Grace (Piano), Kristie Born (Piano),
Marja Kerney (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; United States 
Withhold by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Korry Friend (Snare Drum)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2018; United States 
Re-cite by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Nicholas Phillips (Baritone Saxophone)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 
Mechanization by Thad Anderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Omojo Percussion Duo
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 
Outside, Looking In by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Will Daniels (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 
Through-Line by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Kate Nichols (Flute), Nicholas Buonanni (Flute), Nora Lee Garcia (Flute),
Adriane Hill (Flute), Amber Sheppard (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; United States 
By-and-By by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Jacob Kight (Marimba), Thad Anderson (Vibraphone), Marissa Turney (Vibraphone),
Karen Toney (Marimba)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2013; United States 
Within by Thad Anderson
Performer:  Joe Jones (Percussion), Chris Baird (Percussion), James Meckley (Vocals),
Mitchell Gribbroek (Percussion), Christian Martin (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014; United States 

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