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MC Maguire

Trash of Civilizations

MC Maguire: Trash of Civilizations (Innova)

Electroacoustic genre-clashing romps through a universe of sound blending live and organized sources from composer Maguire, works that have to be heard to be believed.

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product information:

UPC: 726708674229

Label: Innova
Catalog ID: 742
Squidco Product Code: 12069

Format: CD
Condition: Sale (New)
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded at Q Studios, Toronto in November, 2008.


MC Maguire-CPU

Max Christie-Bb Clarinet

Mark Rogers-oboe

Trevor Tureski-vibraphone

Ryan Scott-marimba

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track listing:

1. The Spawn Of Abe for Bb Clarinet, Oboe and CPU 28:05

2. Narcissus Auf Bali for Vibraphone, Marimba and CPU 39:50
Related Categories of Interest:

Organized Sound and Sample Based Music
Compositional Forms
Toronto Area Improvisation
Electroacoustic Composition

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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"Back with more maximalist, over the top, genre-defying, electro-medleys, MC Maguire's new aural behemoths are just in time for those addicted to serious, sensory overload. Unhinged from a classical/electro-acoustic trajectory, Maguire's music has veered off into the ether of ethno/prog-alt rock/jazz/electronica. This po-mo hybrid usually consists of long concertos for live players with a dense, 300 track, multi-layered electronic accompiament. The new CD is no exception, consisting of two double concertos featuring four uber-virtuosic musicians, blasting through mind-numbing machinations and/or tempos. The first tune, 'The Spawn of Abe'(28:11) jams on a mid-eastern flavoured, apocalyptic clash of the 3 monotheistic religions, while 'Narcissus auf Bali' (39:53) grooves out on the Greek myth of Narcissus and Echo romping through the jungles of Bali."-Innova

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