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Label & Cat.Number: Important Records IMPREC336
Release Year: 2011
Note: four new pieces by the US American minimalist, known for her "Long String Instrument" invention - unique sounding drone-muzak with additional cello & violin
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €13.00
More Info"In 1981 Ellen Fullman began developing the Long String Instrument, an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, tuned in Just Intonation and 'bowed' with rosin coated fingers. Fullman has developed a unique notation system to choreograph the performer's movements, exploring sonic events that occur at specific nodal point locations along the string-length of the instrument."
"In composing 'Event Locations No. 2,' I set out to focus more strictly than I ever had on detail in the choreography of my notation. Through writing the piece I designed ways to add more specific information in the score. The tuning uses a set of pitches based in the key of A, in combination with Arnold Dreyblatt's tuning system based on F. These two roots generate tones in common but also complex or 'dissonant' tones. I wanted to find a way to incorporate more dissonance into my sound and intentionally worked with beating frequencies in this piece. 'Never Gets Out of Me,' a duet with cellist Theresa Wong, and 'Flowers', a trio recorded with Travis Weller and Henna Cho, are adaptations from 'Stratified Bands: Last Kind Words', originally composed for the Kronos Quartet in the Other Minds Festival. The composition is based on 'Last Kind Words Blues,' a haunting song by Geeshie Wiley recorded in 1930." -- Ellen Fullman.
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