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A fascinating look at the evolution Kreiger's music has taken over 27 years.

Arthur Kreiger holds degrees from The University of Connecticut and from Columbia University. His teachers have included Hale Smith, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Chou Wen-Chung and Mario Davidovsky. His catalog contains pieces for orchestra, chorus, mixed chamber ensembles, piano, solo voice and the electronic medium. He is presently on the faculty of Connecticut College in New London. This recording collects compositions with electronic sounds from a 23 year period (1974 to 1997) of the composer's life. The music was created during the composer's 27 year association with the Electronic Music Center of Columbia University, where he worked as a student, technical assistant and teacher. Although the technological means of producing electronic sounds has evolved rapidly over the last half century, Kreiger's commitment to the formation of tightly interlocking mosaics of electronic and acoustic sounds has never wavered. Yet existing simultaneously with the frequent partnerships between electronic and acoustic means is an idiomatic electronic language that distinguishes itself from the acoustic instruments, enveloping those instruments in a universe of exotic sounds.
Contents:
Arthur Kreiger, composer
Meeting Places
New York New Music Ensemble, electronic tape

Arthur Kreiger, composer
Caprice
Juilliard Percussion Quartet, electronic tape

Arthur Kreiger, composer
Voyage
electronic tape

Arthur Kreiger, composer
Uncommon Bonds
Jean Kopperud, clarinet, electronic tape

Arthur Kreiger, composer
In Short Crystal Moments
electronic tape

Arthur Kreiger, composer
Close Encounters
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute, electronic tape

Arthur Kreiger, composer
Dialogue for Steel Drums & Electronic Tape
Daniel Druckman, steel drums, electronic tape

Arthur Kreiger, composer
Suitable Attachments
Jayn Rosenfeld, flute, Jean Kopperud, clarinet, William Anderson, guitar, Christopher Finckel, cello, electronic tape

Review:
"...a mind-boggling and beautiful garden of sounds..." (The Day, Moosup CT)

"...music of tremendous craft, charm, and even beauty." (Fanfare)
 
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