Five works from composer James Tenney for solo percussion, performed by Matthias Kaul, plus one work for tape and percussion and one work for percussion and tape-delay-system with Rudiger Orth ("Deus Ex Machina").
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Recorded Sendesaal Hessischer Rundfunk, Germany, on August, 1997 by Christoph Classen.
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1. Maximusic 5:40
2. Ergodos II 12:10
3. Koan: Having Never Written A Piece For Percussion 17:20
4. For Percussion Perhaps, Or ... 19:05
5. Deus Ex Machina 22:00
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"Tenney's percussion pieces could be regarded as a veritable collection of topoi of the American experimental tradition. Central ideas of the U.S. avant-garde-the reduction of complexity, the use of space and room resonance as musical parameters, re-definition of the use of technology, re-integration of the roles of composer and performer, indeterminacy and non-subjectivity, liberation of silence from its traditional subordinate role in music-are adapted and transformed in concise and creative ways."-Peter Niklas Wilson