Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Alarm Will Sound

2nd NE Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of March 24, 2008

(Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times)

The New York Times said that “A/rhythmia” was,"... a riotous complexity of syncopations, cross-rhythms and polyrhythms with the pulse often emphasized to set off the aberrations ... the conceit was pleasant and diverting, involving a rich mix of music ranging in time from Johannes Ciconia in the 14th century to John Adams in the 21st, and in sophistication from Harrison Birtwistle to the Shaggs."

Alarm Will Sound is a 20-member chamber orchestra that focuses on recordings and performances of contemporary music. Its performances have been described as "equal parts exuberance, nonchalance, and virtuosity" by the Financial Times and as "a triumph of ensemble playing" by the San Francisco Chronicle. -- Wikipedia

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