Earle Brown

Available Forms II / in New Music

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Ethereally beautiful performance conducted by Bruno Maderna. The score is constructed in blocks of music ("available forms") that the conductor cues and guides with various signals, like an engineer with tracks of recorded material to mix ...a combination of spontaneous music making and pre-composed intentions that works well. Enthusiasts may also want to check out his "Four Systems For Four Amplified Cymbals" (1964) in "Electronics and Percussion," Max Neuhaus, percussion, Columbia MS 7139 disc, currently out-of-print.