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Resonance Studies in Ecstatic Consciousness

Greenstone, Madison: Resonance Studies in Ecstatic Consciousness (Relative Pitch)

Exploring the resonant properties inside a Bb clarinet caused by overtones, overblowing and other unusual reed techniques, Switch~ Ensemble clarinetist Madison Greenstone generates ten studies of extreme yet tremendously controlled anomalies on the single reed, each piece a masterwork of control in the extremities of unexpected sonic expression.
 

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UPC: 5904224871949

Label: Relative Pitch
Catalog ID: RPRSS020
Squidco Product Code: 33977

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: USA
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold
Recorded at Greyfade Studio, in Mount Vernon, New York, on August 29th and 30th, 2022, by Joseph Branciforte.

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"Each of these studies takes as its basis a mode of resonance latent in the Bb clarinet. This album collects iterative and essayistic reflections on the self-generative qualities of these resonances. The instrument becomes a site of indeterminacy. What happens when resonance overflows?

Each resonance has some form of inner agency, some form of emergent phenomena that I search to breathe into being. This demands a continually renewed attunement to the liveliness of the sound: to its wildness, recalcitrance, and roughnesses. I sense that which seeks passage on the current of the breath. What wanders between? I fasten the conditions so that some other thing can emerge- without seeking to control, but merely to influence, to follow where it leads. Who follows during this passage?"-Madison Greenstone


Artist Biographies

"Madison Greenstone was born in California, and completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 2014. She was a receiver of a DAAD (Deutscher Akademisher Austausch Dienst) that enabled her to teach English at the Universität zu Köln during the 2014/15 academic year.

She has participated in the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (2012/14), Manifeste Académie (2013), the IMPULS Akademie (2015), and the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Akademie (2015), and has studied with Kenneth Grant, Jon Manasse, and Carl Rosman. Aside from clarinet, she is also interested in the metaphysics of wordplay, translation and hearing, ideas of Being, and speculative philosophy. Currently, she is creating on a text that works to pull these seemingly disparate areas together to illuminate and articulate the ineffable in music.

Madison studies at UC San Diego, where she is pursuing her Master of Music in contemporary music performance, where she studies with Anthony Burr. She is the clarinetist in the [Switch~ Ensemble]."

-NewMusic USA (https://www.newmusicusa.org/profile/madison-greenstone/)
2/21/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Ecstatic Consciousness I 3:27

2. Aeolian Harp I 3:40

3. Flicker 3:27

4. Glass Horn (Acoustic Shadow) 3:22

5. Aspects Beyond Thought I 2:25

6. Aspects Beyond Thought II 3:05

7. Hidden Name 2:51

8. Aspects Beyond Thought III (Shadow Presence) 2:31

9. Ecstatic Consciousness II 3:26

10. Smell Of The Moon 4:24

11. Aeolian Harp II 3:46

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