"This compact disc offers multiple realizations by the solo percussionist Max Neuhaus of scores by three key members of the New York School: Earle Brown (three realizations of "Four Systems - For Four Amplified Cymbals", recorded between 1964 and 1968), Morton Feldman (three realizations of "King of Denmark", recorded between 1965 and 1968) and John Cage (one realization '64 and two realization '65 of 27'10.554"). All three composers conformed to the ethos of the 60's, not to the blend of hippie mysticism and pop commercialism that defined that decade towards its end, but to a broader notion of personal liberation. In this context Max Neuhaus was allowed to express himself, to revel in timbral color (including the use of electronics, as in the amplification of the cymbals in the Brown performances, or in the use of a FM tuner, of a self-built electronic mini-instrumet or of a tape with concrete sounds in the Cage performaces) and in giddy dialogues between notated compositional intention and performed expression. Each of the realizations on this disc is a valid response to the scores, yet each is different, almost a new piece of music." (label info)
in stock | IT| 2004| ALGA MARGHEN | 16.90

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