Charles Zachary Bornstein, conductor; Justin Rubin, piano; Robert McEwan, percussion; Susan May, soprano; Catherine Aks, soprano; April Lindevald, mezzo-soprano; Jim Miller, trombone; Thomas Hutchinson, trombone; Jeff Domato, trombone; Patricia Spencer, flutes, piccolo; Michael Lowenstern, clarinets; Dan Barrett, cello; Greg Kitzis, violin; Jacqueline Carrasco, violin; David Gold, viola; Jay Elfenbien, bass; John Dent, trumpet; Oliver Gras, trumpet; Matthew Scheffelmann, horns; Tim McCarthy, horns
Reviews"The model Xenakis utilised for the piece was that of light refracted through water, with the piano representing water and the brass portraying near blinding light, but this is no picture postcard representation. Splashy piano writing trickles everywhere with the power of 1000 simultaneous waterfalls. Underneath, muted brass enter imperceptibly until their reflection becomes a resonant reality; tidal waves of brass later overwhelm the piano as the two battle for supremacy. Another significant masterpiece is the Hebrew based N'Shima (1975) for two voices and instruments. The microtonal vocal writing is kept determinedly untamed for the niceties of the trained voice, and the clustery brass and amplified cello accompaniment equals their raw expressivity.