Frederic Rzewski: A Decade
American ex-patriot Frederic Rzewksi has written several works for Zeitgeist; this CD features all of them. Rzewski’s music draws its inspiration from literature and is imbued with Rzewski’s political leanings. He writes for acoustic forces, employs exotic additive melodies, and takes advantage of Zeitgeist’s prowess as an improvising ensemble. Contains Frederic Rzewski’s Wails (1985), Spots (1987), The Lost Melody (1989), and Crusoe (1993).
Performers: Heather Barringer, Jay Johnson, Tom Linker, Bob Samarotto, Joe Holmquist.
Shape Shifting (2005)
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Music by Scott Miller, Poetry by Philippe Costaglioli
Performed by Zeitgeist: Heather Barringer and Patti Cudd, percussion; Anatoly Larkin, piano; Pat O’Keefe, woodwinds, with Philippe Costaglioli, voice, and Scott Miller, real-time electronic processing.
She is a Phantom (1994)
by Harold Budd
Harold Budd, well known for collaborations with Brian Eno and the Cocteau Twins, writes simple and utterly gorgeous music. This album contains Harold Budd’s She Is a Phantom (1992), written for Zeitgeist, and In Delius’ Sleep (1974). On this recording, Budd joins the ensemble, playing piano and narrating his poetry.
Performers: Heather Barringer, Jay Johnson, Tom Linker, Bob Samarotto, Harold Budd (voice and piano).
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