Influenced by Harry Partch, Sun Ra and San Francisco’s Musee Mecanique’s collection of old nickelodeons and player pianos, Annie Gosfield presents us with a new view of microtonal music.
The sounds of a percussion factory, a destroyed piano and an abandoned guitar are twisted into sophisticated compositions incorporating tuned and detuned instruments, traditional and non-traditional techniques, composition and improvisation.
Also included is an exciting premiere composition for saxophone quartet performed here by the world-renown group Rova, and one of the best solo sampler pieces you’re ever likely to hear.
Christine Bard: Drums And Percussion
Annie Gosfield: Sampling Keyboards
Roger Kleier: Electric Guitar
Ted Mook: Cello
Jim Pugliese: Percussion
Rova Saxophone Quartet
Bruce Ackley: Soprano Saxophone
Steve Adams: Alto Saxophone
Larry Ochs: Tenor Saxophone
Jon Raskin: Baritone Saxophone