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Shofar, a ram horn, is the unifying sound in these experimental compositions performed by Alvin Curran, who also uses electronics, in a NY quartet with Arnold Dreyblatt (accordion), William Winant (large tam tam), Michael Riessler (clarinet).

Curran, Alvin
Shofar Rags

Curran, Alvin: Shofar Rags (Tzadik)
Label: Tzadik    
Released in: USA    

"Active since themid-'60s, Alvin Curran is one of America's most courageous and outrageous musical mavericks. A true forefather to the Downtown scene, his music embraces the dialectics of composition/improvisation, tonality/atonality, minimalism/maximalism, electronic/acoustic and more. Alvin's use of the Shofar in experimental music making goes as far back as 1988, and this long awaited release features several compositions for Shofar and electronics, ranging from meditative Ambient environments to flamboyant, fast moving collage."-Tzadik

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Product Information:

UPC: 702397817628

Label: Tzadik
Catalog ID: TZA-CD-8176
Squidco Product Code: 17840

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded by Luca Spagnoletti at Studio Luca Spagnoletti, Rome, Italy.


Alvin Curran-shofar, sampler, electronics

William Winant-large tam tam

Arnold Dreyblatt-accordion

Michael Riessler-soprano clarinet

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Track Listing:

1. Shofar Puro Alap 6:29

2. Shofar X 17 13:10

3. Shofar T Tam 10:50

4. Alef Bet Gimel Shofar 4:42

5. Shin Far Shofar 1 11:22

6. Shofar Der Zeit 4:00

7. Shin Far Shofar 2 10:20