PARTCH, HARRY - A PORTRAIT (LP)


"Selecting illustrative works from the lifetime of a creative person is a daunting task; doing so with a singularly individual artist like Harry Partch is all the more difficult. In the more than four decades since Partch's death, interest in his both his life and his compositional output has continued to grow, and there remains a place for documents that can offer insights, suggest paths, and give new life to that creator's endeavors. Even as duplicate instrumental ensembles are beginning to appear, and the original Partch instrumental resources have found a new home for performance and study, there is considerable value in returning to the many recordings he crafted over his lifetime of composition and performance. These are recordings that carry not only the stamp of the author, but his voice as well - Partch himself appears in every single track of this record, either as singer, instrumentalist, or both." (label info) Side One: "The Dreamer That Remains - A Study in Loving" (1972); From "Eleven Intrusions" (1949/50): "Study on Olympos' Pentatonic"; "The Rose"; "The Street"; "Verses 3234" from "And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma" (1963/64, rev. 1966). Side Two: "U.S. Highball-A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip" (1943, rev. 1955). The Harry Partch Ensemble and The Gate 5 Ensemble.180gr vinyl with 12pp. booklet and download code, limited edition of 700 copies
in stock | UK| 2016| NEW WORLD RECORDS | 23.90


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