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Three new works from composer Paul Whitty written for new music ensembles [rout] andIcebreaker.The Morning iincludes:Nature is a language - can't you read? written for Icebreaker - a reorganisation orreconstruction of materials from Michael Gordon's Yo Shakespeare, a classic of visceral,driving rhythmic patterns from Icebreaker's repertoire. The reorganisation here is by turnssparsely then densely populated with points of sound and fragments of grit and noisegenerated by overheard field recordings, that lurch into life then vanish.I was bored before I even began is an exploration of the sounding surfaces of instrumentswielded by members of [rout] and each fitted with a contact microphone and routed toguitar pedals.The Morning is a reconstructed, reorganised, reconstituted misreading of Thomas Arne'sCantata No.5 developed as part of Vauxhall Pleasure, a project developed with Anna Best,and investigating the sonic archaeology of the Vauxhall Cross Gyratory, former site of theVauxhall Pleasure Gardens where, for a time, Arne was composer in residence.Paul Whitty is a founder, along with the composers Sam Hayden and Paul Newland, of theensemble [rout], which has made concert tours in the UK, appearing on BBC Radio 3'scontemporary music programme Hear and Now, on a BMIC Cutting Edge concert tour, atthe ICA and at the Huddersfield Festival.
Three new works from composer Paul Whitty written for new music ensembles [rout] andIcebreaker.The Morning iincludes:Nature is a language - can't you read? written for Icebreaker - a reorganisation orreconstruction of materials from Michael Gordon's Yo Shakespeare, a classic of visceral,driving rhythmic patterns from Icebreaker's repertoire. The reorganisation here is by turnssparsely then densely populated with points of sound and fragments of grit and noisegenerated by overheard field recordings, that lurch into life then vanish.I was bored before I even began is an exploration of the sounding surfaces of instrumentswielded by members of [rout] and each fitted with a contact microphone and routed toguitar pedals.The Morning is a reconstructed, reorganised, reconstituted misreading of Thomas Arne'sCantata No.5 developed as part of Vauxhall Pleasure, a project developed with Anna Best,and investigating the sonic archaeology of the Vauxhall Cross Gyratory, former site of theVauxhall Pleasure Gardens where, for a time, Arne was composer in residence.Paul Whitty is a founder, along with the composers Sam Hayden and Paul Newland, of theensemble [rout], which has made concert tours in the UK, appearing on BBC Radio 3'scontemporary music programme Hear and Now, on a BMIC Cutting Edge concert tour, atthe ICA and at the Huddersfield Festival.
809730711329
Whitty / Icebreaker - Morning

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Format: CD
Label: METIER
Rel. Date: 05/12/2023
UPC: 809730711329

Morning
Artist: Whitty / Icebreaker
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Three new works from composer Paul Whitty written for new music ensembles [rout] andIcebreaker.The Morning iincludes:Nature is a language - can't you read? written for Icebreaker - a reorganisation orreconstruction of materials from Michael Gordon's Yo Shakespeare, a classic of visceral,driving rhythmic patterns from Icebreaker's repertoire. The reorganisation here is by turnssparsely then densely populated with points of sound and fragments of grit and noisegenerated by overheard field recordings, that lurch into life then vanish.I was bored before I even began is an exploration of the sounding surfaces of instrumentswielded by members of [rout] and each fitted with a contact microphone and routed toguitar pedals.The Morning is a reconstructed, reorganised, reconstituted misreading of Thomas Arne'sCantata No.5 developed as part of Vauxhall Pleasure, a project developed with Anna Best,and investigating the sonic archaeology of the Vauxhall Cross Gyratory, former site of theVauxhall Pleasure Gardens where, for a time, Arne was composer in residence.Paul Whitty is a founder, along with the composers Sam Hayden and Paul Newland, of theensemble [rout], which has made concert tours in the UK, appearing on BBC Radio 3'scontemporary music programme Hear and Now, on a BMIC Cutting Edge concert tour, atthe ICA and at the Huddersfield Festival.
        
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