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Brant, Henry

The Henry Brant Collection, Volume 4: Meteor Farm, A Spatial Concert of Ceremonies

Brant, Henry : The Henry Brant Collection, Volume 4: Meteor Farm, A Spatial Concert of Ceremonies (Innova)


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UPC: 726708641122

Label: Innova
Catalog ID: innova 411
Squidco Product Code: 8123

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2006
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Crowell Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Conn., March 6, 1982.


Ensembles of Wesleyan University

Henry Brant, Neely, Bruce, Richard Winslow-conductors

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track listing:

1. 3:45

2. 1:22

3. 2:31

4. 4:20

5. 2:15

6. 3:13

7. 3:02

8. 2:53

9. 7:59

10. 2:18

11. 2:02

12. 6:13

13. 2:34

14. 2:52

15. 6:14

16. 3:22

17. 13:20

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"Of course it's mainly in the mind. The meteors are chips from great galactic ice blocks of ideas. They come hurtling down from the nebulae where they're grown, and on earth they strike human brains and impel processes to action, providing plenty of material for four separated choirs, each polyphonically sounding off in a different direction, each announcing itself raucously in its own dialect and accent, abetted everywhere by multiple, sequestered brass and percussion groups in frictional collisions, both polyrhythmic and polyharmonic."-Henry Brant

Why "Meteor Farm?" They have to grow them someplace.

What's "Meteor Farm?" A Spatial Concert of Ceremonies featuring nearly 200 performers from the World Music Program at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. That means you are likely to hear a South Indian Trio play for a moment, railroaded by a West African Drum Ensemble, infused with an Indonesian Gamelan, and stomped on by a big band and a choir singing the cosmic words of Carl Sagan. It's a trip. It's the good part of globalization: simultaneities without loss of identity.

Who else but Henry Brant could mastermind this universe? Apart from his trusty sidekick Neely Bruce, of course, aided on this occasion by Richard Winslow filling out the three conductors' podiums.

Like the whole world of music but can't decide which is the best? Try Meteor Farm. It's what God has on His iPod."-Innova

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