Saturday, May 12, 2012

EARTH ~
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Charles Ives


"Of all the otherworldly sounds that composers invented in the twentieth century, nothing quite matches the cosmic shudder of the opening of Charles Ives's unfinished "Universe Symphony," in which nineteen percussionists and a piccolist, each playing in a different meter and at at a different tempo, generate a swirling nebula of rhythm."

~Alex Ross



Universe Symphony (completed by L. Austin) by Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra on Grooveshark





dedicated to Susan Arnold






photo : Halley Erskine/Yale University







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