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Harley Gaber

Indra's Net

Label: Edition RZ

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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A hybrid acoustic tape piece of solo violin on four track tape, and a work for four violins, composed in 1974 by Harley Gaber

Edition RZ releases works circa 1972-1974 from American composer Harley Gaber. "Both works on this CD form, in a manner of speaking, bookends for another piece of mine, The Winds Rise In The North. The first of the two, 'Sovereign Of The Center,' was my initial attempt at putting a new musical way of thinking into an ensemble rather than solo form. The second, 'The Realm Of Indra's Net,' builds on musical 'discoveries' I made in the course of revising The Winds Rise In The North. It is a hybrid work in as much as it is an 'acoustic-tape piece' (not musique concrète). There are four tracks of solo violin mixed down in different track combinations (the one heard on this CD is a full-track mono version of the work). Both of these pieces reflect a general shift in my musical thinking, which occurred in 1968 with 'Chimyaku' (Japanese for 'barely moving') scored for solo alto flute. It was with that work that I began to compose 'slowed-down' music, like slow-motion images in film, not merely slow music such as that of Feldman." --Harley Gaber, July 2009 Performed by Linda Cummiskey (violin), Steve Reynolds (viola), Barbara Riccardi (violin), and John Dexter (violin).

Cat. number: RZ1022
Year: 2010
Sovereign Of The Centre, 1972/74 - für 4 Violinen The Realm of Indra's Net, 1974 - für Solovioline auf 4-Spur-Tonband 'The Realm Of Indra's Net' is a full-track mono version of the original mix-down of the four-track version. Both of these works were digitally transferred from the original (Scotch 206) tapes in June of 2009 by »Mr. Toads« in San Francisco, California; CD-mastering: Nephentes Mastering, Birkenwerder, Berlin CD and twenty-page booklet, including notes in German and English, packaged in a gatefold mini album style card cover. Made in Austria.