Label: Tone Glow Records
** CD housed in a 4-panel digipak. Comes with 12-page booklet ** Tone Glow Records is proud to present a special archival recording of Paragraph 1 and Paragraph 7 from Cornelius Cardew's The Great Learning. Conducted and formed by American composer Dean Rosenthal, the Montréal Scratch Orchestra featured 14 or so like-minded experimental music enthusiasts who performed the pieces at Redpath Hall on the McGill University campus in 1996. This release arrives on Cardew's 85th birthday and follows Rosenthal's Stones/Water/Time/Breath, which was released in 2019 on Edition Wandelweiser Records. Dean Rosenthal is an American composer, performer, writer, and theorist. His instrumental music has been described as "thorny" and "modernist" (The New Yorker) and "original" (The New York Times). His works are performed, broadcast, choreographed, and installed internationally, primarily in North America and Europe at venues such as Ohrenhoch der Geräuschladen, Center for Collaborative Arts and Media at Yale, Spectrum, The Wulf, Electronic Music Foundation, Elastic Arts, Incubator Arts Project, and Symphony Space.
The Montréal Scratch Orchestra: Mara Barrett, Dave Bennett, Philip Clarke, Jessica Werb, Sarah Davies, Eli Gedalof, Joe Hussney, Alex McKich, Daniel O'Connor, Lars Ro, Christopher Johannsen, Benjamin Rinehart, Dean Rosenthal, Ingrid Rudman.
Conductor, producer: Dean Rosenthal. Organist: Philip Clarke. Recording Engineer: Joel Natanblut. Recorded live at Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montréal on March 8, 1996. Graphic Design: Ellen Nygaard. Executive Producer: Joshua Minsoo Kim. Thank you: Philip Clarke, Joshua Minsoo Kim, Tamara Levitz, Gil Sansón, Jessica Werb. Dedication: to the Montréal Scratch Orchestra, a unique collection of participants at a unique moment in music history.