"Teitur (IPA: [ˈtaitʊɹ]; born Teitur Lassen 1977 in Hoyvík) is a Faroese musician, singer-songwriter and producer based on the Faroe Islands." Wikipedia
The Faroe Islands are somewhere north of the UK. Wikipedia
"The two musicians began work on the project when Muhly was composer-in-residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The songs' lyrics were inspired by or culled from video and commentary the pair found on YouTube." Nonesuch
'A cairn is a small hill of rock used as a place marker or a burial landmark and was written for Jeanrenaud when her child was stillborn."Cairn" consists of small repetitive motives with simple lines suggesting a lament.' MusicTAP
Augusta Read Thomas: Of Being Is a Bird - Parker Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, Spektral Quartet, Nathan Giem, Claire Booth, Nathan Cole, Nicola Melville [Wyastone Estate Limited aka Nimbus Records 2016]
"I think one of the reasons our commercial culture likes all music to be fast and snappy is because in fast music it is harder to recognize the passing of time." David Lang
"David Lang, the brilliant young American composer whose music was the subject of the first of this year’s Composer Portraits at Columbia’s Miller Theater, is neither late nor demented but one cannot help feeling that something of a similar test of audience affection must be afoot in “Passing Measures,” a hypnotic Sisyphusian trek in which the 20-person modern music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, the So Percussion Group, the Tarab Cello Ensemble, a Loose Band of Women (a seven-voice choral group), as well as 11 musicians from the Manhattan School of Music, and bass clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, all led by Alan Pierson, attempt to push a single, painfully slow chord up a very steep hill over and over and over again, only to slide back down, take a few deep breathes and start out all over again." Jerry Bowles/Sequenza21
"More elemental that Arvo Pärt's tintinnabuli style, and as expressive in its simplicity as the work of Peter Garland, Lang has given listeners a great gift: to listen with great attention to the passage of time as their hearts are brought into the presence of the great stillness they all hold within them." Thom Jurek/ALLMUSIC
"The slowly shifting harmony is basically consonant, but set in the kind of sonic haze (the instruments are amplified, but not otherwise manipulated electronically) which justifies the concentration on middle to lower registers." G RA M O P H O N E
"I spent eight months deriving the algorithm that makes it work, and in the end one note at a time changes in a crablike way and the music never goes anywhere and never repeats itself." Justin Davidson/Wondering Sound
"solo bcl, 8 alto voices,0000/4331/4perc,2pf,ebgtr,8 or more vc,2 or more db; amp." David Lang
"Orchestrated by Marty Ehrlich with the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and members of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Chorus". Paul Herbert conducting. Discogs
"...there were always pieces in the pipeline that proved Lang’s exceptional talent: the scintillating “Illumination Rounds,” the chilling “Cheating, Lying, Stealing, the eloquent choral work “The Passing Measures,” the recording of which I hailed in this magazine as one of the best of 2001." Russell Platt/THE NEW YORKER
David Lang interview where he suggests Bang on a Can were "spiritual descendants" of John Cage although he says he is also a traditional compiler i.e. "I put my notes down on paper." Mark Alburger/21st Century Music. This is a great interview, by the way. I didn't know Lou Harrison taught for a semester at Stanford. Lang also asks if Berkeley and Stanford are good music schools or not although he learned things at Stanford. He also asks why Philip Glass doesn't play his early compositions.
"Often times if you listen carefully to it you can hear the harmonic sounds under the note—you can hear infinity in the singularity, as in David Lang's The Passing Measures or Sheila Chandra's ABoneCroneDrone series." Kazim Alil/Poetry DAILY
"The Manhattan Chamber Orchestra has released 30 CDs on the Newport Classic, KOCH International, AVANT, VOX, Helicon, KLEOS Classics, and Mulatta Records labels. It records an average of three new CDs per year." Wikipedia
Via Amoeba. I paid $2.99 for a CDR version although I can't distinguish it from a regular CD. Online, the regular CD is $13.99. I suspect the label on the case of mine is wrong.
Wikipedia's entry on Henry Cowell has a section on his imprisonment. Wikipedia
Philip Gelb (shakuhachi), Shoko Hikage (koto), Tim Perkis (electronics), Chris Brown (piano). 482 Music
"The Natto Quartet is a San Francisco Bay Area ensemble that explores the possibilities of timbre and group interaction with its unique instrumentation, juxtaposition of cultural traditions and collectively improvised approach." 482 Music
Philip Gelb - "I am currently teaching shakuhachi in the bay area to over a dozen students." Bay Improviser. How is this the first I've ever seen the Bay Improviser site?