Track listing

 

JAMES DASHOW composer

 

Disc 1

 

First Tangent to the Given Curve (1995-1996)

for piano and computer

Daniele Roi piano

15:48

2 ii  7:11

3 iii  6:08

 

A Sheaf of Times, septet (1992-1994)

for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, harp, and percussion

HELIX! New Music Ensemble, Rutgers University  |  Paul Hoffmann conductor

Michael Locati violin

Jeanne Jaubert cello

Christine Hansen flutes

Christopher Sumner clarinets

Gregg Giannascoli percussion

Fran Snyder harp

Lynn Raley piano

Walter Morales assistant

410:30

5 ii  3:09

6 iii  5:24

 

7 Messages From Ortigia (2001-2002) 17:03

for bass flute (also alto), bass clarinet, viola, harp, and hexaphonic electronic sounds

Manuel Zurria bass and alto flutes

Paolo Ravaglia bass clarinet

David Bursack viola

Lucia Bova harp

 

Disc 2

 

1 Mnemonics (1982, rev. 1984) 18:08

for violin and quadraphonic electronic sounds

Mario Buffa violin

 

2 Oro, Argento & Legno (1987) 17:12

for flute (alto flute, piccolo) and quadraphonic electronic sounds

Manuel Zurria flute, alto flute, piccolo

 

3 ARCHIMEDES, Suite from the planetarium opera (2000-2008) 25:07

for hexaphonic electronic and pre-recorded acoustic sounds

 

 

CREDITS

 

Disc 1

 

First Tangent to the Given Curve

© Edizioni Musicali Via Veneto (S.I.A.E.) Rome, Italy

Recorded 1996-1997 at Studio Lead in Rome, Italy

Recording Engineer Marco Zumpano

Stereo mixdown from the quadraphonic original

 

A Sheaf of Times, septet

Recorded March 21, 1997 at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County in Baltimore MD

Recording Engineer Mike Cerri; Digital editing Antonio Giordano, Studio Carpe Diem in Rome, Italy

©1998 MZQ Edizioni Musicali  (S.I.A.E.) in Rome, Italy

Commissoned by the Fromm Foundation at Harvard Universty; Recording grant as part of the Fromm commission.

 

Messages From Ortigia

Recorded August 2005. Recording, Digital Editing, and Mixing James Dashow

Expanded stereo mixdown from the hexaphonic original

© James Dashow (S.I.A.E.) Rome, Italy

Commissioned by the Harvard Musical Association of Boston

 

Disc 2

 

Mnemonics

Recorded December 1988 in Studio C, RCA-BMG Ariola in Rome, Italy

Production Engineer Paolo Venditti

Digital sound synthesis realized at the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale (C.S.C.), Università di Padova; Post-synthesis mixing with system ICMS (G. Tisato); Stereo mixdown from the quadraphonic original

© 1989 B. Schott’s Sohne International; Courtesy WERGO\Schott Music & Media, GmbH, Mainz, Germany; Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts (USA)

 

Oro, Argento & Legno

Recorded October 11-12, 1996, Studio Lead in Rome, Italy

Recording Engineer Marco Zumpano

Digital sound synthesis realized at the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale (C.S.C.), Università di Padova; Post-synthesis mixing with system ICMS (G. Tisato); © 1990 Edizioni Semar (S.I.A.E.) Roma-Rotterdam

Stereo mixdown from the quadraphonic original

 

ARCHIMEDES, Suite from the planetarium opera

Composed and realized between 2000-2008; the Suite was made from selections from the opera in January 2021; Digital editing, mixing James Dashow

Expanded stereo mixdown from the hexaphonic original

© James Dashow (S.I.A.E.) Rome, Italy

 

Photographs:

(Cover and Disc 1) © copyright Kit Day

(Interior and Disc 2) Gary Meredith

 

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Mastering Shaun Michaud

 

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