Music of the Next Moment

Description: 
Not your Granny's cello recital
Composers: 
Charles Norman Mason
Craig Hultgren
John C. Ross
Lewis Nielson
Matthew Burrier
Matthew Marth
Bob Paredes
Performers: 
Craig Hultgren
Keith Collins
Michael Geary
Rene Lecuona
Catalog Number: 
#502
Genre: 
experimental
new classical
Collection: 
cello
spoken word
improvisation
Location: 

Birmingham, AL

UPC: 
726708650223
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Dec 20, 2011
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

Music of the Next Moment

One Sheet: 

Using non-traditional techniques, improvisation, and taped electronics, cellist Craig Hultgren takes his instrument (and his listeners) on an extraordinary journey. Chained cello strings (One cello played with two bows.) This is a not your conventional cello recital! Hultgren questions musical as well as social and ethical traditions. 

Reviews: 

AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

"This outstanding disc speaks well of the cello and of those who play it and write for it." 

Mason: " . . .[a] study in blurred identity for cello and tape. It is often difficult to tell where the cello leaves of and the tape takes over." Burrier: ". . . an intense meditation on the cello's timbral abilities . . . " Marth: ". . . a bitter parody of Wild West narrative entertainments." Nielsen and Paredes: ". . . theatrical and dramatic. Ross: ". . . an effective updating of the genre of the concert encore." Hultgren: ". . . exciting improvisations . . ."

- Michael Bradt