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Novik, Aaron


Novik, Aaron: Grounded [CASSETTE w/ DOWNLOAD] (Astral Spirits)

During the lockdown of 2020 clarinetist and composer Aaron Novik recorded the sounds of clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet, using those samples to create this 10-part composition, a work of active counterpoint and minimalist structures with a playful sense of humor, the character of the samples bringing forth both acoustic and electronic evocations.

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product information:

Label: Astral Spirits
Catalog ID: AS159CS
Squidco Product Code: 30280

Condition: New
Released: 2021
Country: USA
Packaging: Cassette
Recorded in Elmhurst Queens, New York, in April and May, 2020.


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" (born July 21, 1974) is an American composer, clarinetist and bandleader based in San Francisco. He is involved with the Bay Area Improv Scene and is a member of Edmund Welles The Bass Clarinet Quartet which was a 2004 recipient of a New Works Creation and Presentation grant from Chamber Music America. Novik has appeared in San Francisco and New York City with guitarist Fred Frith re-creating his 1980 avant-garde dance album, Gravity.

Novik's most recent album Secrets of Secrets was released on John Zorn's Tzadik Records in February 2012 as part of the Radical Jewish Culture Series. Secrets of Secrets was hailed by The East Bay Express as "enticing" and "ferociously executed" and by The Jewish Week as "richly textured and eclectic avant-klez" for its use of the 13th century sacred Kabbalah texts of Rabbi Eleazar of Worms. His second most recent album, Floating World Vol. 1 was released on the Porto Franco Record label in 2011. Albums The Samuel Suite, Simulacra and Kipple were released on the Evander label."

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track listing:


1. Part 1 03:00

2. Part 2 04:08

3. Part 3 03:55

4. Part 4 03:39

5. Part 5 05:20


1. Part 6 04:06

2. Part 7 02:54

3. Part 8 03:03

4. Part 9 03:15

5. Part 10 02:56
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This album was made with the acoustic sounds of the clarinet, bass clarinet and contrabass clarinet with minimal effects. It was recorded during lockdown in Elmhurst Queens, NY, April-May 2020.
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