James Tenney

Music of James Tenney: Selected Works 1963-1984

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This recording includes "Three Indigenous Songs No. 3 (Hey When I Sing These Songs Hey Look What Happens)" (1979), with words based on Iroquois chants coded into instrumental music; "Phases" (1963), a computer-generated tape composition; "Quiet Fan for Erik Satie" (1970-1971), for an ensemble of 13 instruments (lyrical, hypnotically phase-modulated, Satie-like pastoral melodies); "For Ann (Rising)" (1969), a tape composition; "Spectral CANON for CONLON Nancarrow" (1974), for harmonic player piano; "Bridge" (1982-1984, excerpt), for two pianos, eight-hands; and "Voice(s)" (1982-1984), for instrumental ensemble, voice(s), tape, and tape delay (like a field of supernatural rainbows). See also his "Septet for Electric Guitars" in Tellus number 14 (collections), "Koan" in Malcolm Goldstein's Sounding the New Violin, and "Critical Band" played by the Relache Ensemble on MODE.

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