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PETERS, STEVE - The Webster Cycles

Format: maxi-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Cold Blue Music CB0026
Release Year: 2008
Note: one-tracker, 29+ minutes, digipack
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €9.50

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Sehr ruhige, verhallte Trombonen-Drones und Harmonien, zum Teil polyphon berlagert - ein One-Tracker von fast 30 Minuten, der an PAULINE OLIVEROS Endlos-Hall Einspielungen mit Akkorden erinnert. Beeindruckende Weite wird geschaffen, so entspannt und doch kraftvoll...

"The Webster Cycles, a somewhat open-ended piece for any combination of wind instruments and/or voices, allows for a good bit of decision-making and improvisation on the part of the performer(s). In the present recorded version, six trombone parts were performed (via overdubbing) by noted composer/performer J.A. Deane. The result is a beautifully coherent yet ever-changing music that slowly shifts its texture and harmonic focus as if its individual parts were refractions of a giant aural prism. The wonderful, subtle inflections and tonal shadings that Deane brings to each phrase imbue the piece with a vibrant, palpable sense of energy and motion. The piece's score is constructed from a selection of words drawn from a Webster's dictionary. The words become pitch sequences or melodic phrases that are to be played within the duration of a long breath. These sequences are grouped into seven sections, which the performer(s) may perform in any order they wish while maintaining the internal order of phrases within each section."

"Deane is a soulfully expressive musician and, despite the calm and coolness of Peters's music, his interpretation has immediate emotional appeal as well as seductive depth." [Julian Cowley, The Wire]