Center for Deep Listening at Rensselaer
Tomie Hahn Director
hahnt "at" rpi.edu

 

    

 

The Far Country of Sleep (in memoriam Morton Feldman)

John Luther Adams

This recent orchestral work pays homage to the imaginary landscapes of Feldman's music and evokes the unbroken distance and silences of the arctic. "...A ravishingly beautiful landscape..." San Francisco Examiner

 

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Forest Without Leaves (excerpts) (for choir and orchestra)

John Luther Adams

A setting of poems by John Haines, recorded on Owl album #32. "...Sensitive, stately, solemn, dramatic..." Option magazine

 

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Five Yup'ik Dances

John Luther Adams 

Short pieces for solo harp, based on the indigenous music of the Yup'ik Eskimo people of Western Alaska.

 

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Dream in White on White

John Luther Adams

Scored for string quartet, solo harp and string ensemble. A sweeping musical landscape in the acoustically perfect tones of Pythagorean diatonic tuning, evoking the treeless, windswept expanses of western Alaska. Recorded on a New Albion CD.

 

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Magic song for one who wishes to live/the dead who climb to the sky

John Luther Adams

Two songs for voice and piano, with texts from the Ammassalik and Thule Eskimo.

 

 

 

 

 

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As Oceans Curve

Joe Catalano

Sounding the Deep Ocean Layer; Toward the Nevada Desert, and The Great Barrier Reef - a set of three scores from an ongoing series of pieces for group performance. Each piece is a meditation on different aspects of the physical and psychic nature of the world's oceans.

 

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Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes

Joe Catalano

This composition for guitar, harpsichord, and optional recorder, is based on the musical material derived from a magic square of nine notes. The first section relies heavily on improvisation, while the second section is the rigorous working out of rhythms, from nine beats down to a single beat.

 

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Woodhenge

Joe Catalano

Scored for guitar, bass clarinet, marimba, and harp, this piece takes its musical structure from the celestial siting rings found at the pre-Columbian archaeological dig at Cahokia Mounds in south-western Illinois, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This site contains the largest pre-Columbian structure north of Mexico City and, also, the remains of a Native American city which population of over 50,000 constituted one of the largest pre-European settlements in North America. This musical piece is a meditation of the uses of time as recorded at this site by the transit of the stars and planets overhead. (Recommend purchase of two copies for performance.)

 

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U3NFO2LDI5NG

Joe Catalano

A different kind of string trio, scored for guitar, cello and piano, this piece is based on the Fibbonicci number series found in the growth patterns of many trees, plants and animals. It is the working out, in sound, of these life patterns. Its effect has been described as possessing "a passionate quality which borders on the deeply tragic."

 

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DreamFrame, for guitar alone

Joe Catalano

This piece takes both its graphic and musical inspiration from Ptolemy's The Almagest, Nicolaus Copernicus' On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, and Book Five of Johannes Kepler's The Harmonies of the World. Much of the graphic content of this broadside is a reworking of these three writers' celestial diagrams. Kepler really did believe in a "harmony of the spheres," Copernicus only partially worked out a correct celestial mechanics, and Ptolemy put the earth at the center of the universe. Each of these intellectual constructs was part of a dream world, a vision of a reality which had only a relative truth.

 

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