Tracking Inland
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Compositions inspired by the extraordinary musicians who perform it.

Donald Crockett is dedicated to creating music inspired by the musicians who perform it and this recording is no exception. It represents works composed across a span of about a dozen years and Xtet, the Los Angeles-based new music ensemble, with its highly variable instrumentation and composer/performer ethos, was the ideal vehicle to undertake the performance of this music. Donald Crockett was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006 and has also received the Goddard Lieberson Fellowship, and an Aaron Copland Award, among many other honors. Also known as a conductor, Crockett has presented many world, national and regional premieres with Xtet. He has also been active over the years as a composer and conductor with the venerable and famed Monday Evening Concerts in Los Angeles. Donald Crockett is on the faculty of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and serves as Senior Composer-in-Residence with the Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East.
Contents:
Donald Crockett, composer
Whistling in the Dark
Xtet

Donald Crockett, composer
Tracking Inland
Xtet

Donald Crockett, composer
Wet Ink (Version for Nine Instruments)
Xtet

Donald Crockett, composer
Extant
Xtet

Review:
"This is an extremely satisfying portrait of a composer with real chops, a great combination of athletic energy and lyric sweetness." (Fanfare)

"These are excellent performances, and the composer's skill in making instruments work together as a team is very refreshing." (American Record Guide)