Conundrum

Description: 
Percussive dreams starring Ben Toth
Composers: 
David Macbride
Performers: 
Benjamin Toth
Ed Fast
John Wion
Shane Shanahan
Hartt Graduate Percussion Trio
Catalog Number: 
#525
Genre: 
new classical
new music
Collection: 
percussion
Location: 

Hartford, CT

UPC: 
726708652524
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Jan 1, 1999
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD
MacBride, D.: Percussion MusiciTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Triptych: I. —09:45$0.99
2.Triptych: II. —04:29$0.99
3.Triptych: III. —07:55$0.99
4.Timing08:08$0.99
5.Envelop04:54$0.99
6.Shape Notes: I. Star01:29$0.99
7.Shape Notes: II. Triangle07:28$0.99
8.Shape Notes: III. Diamond01:43$0.99
9.For Four16:18$-1

Conundrum

One Sheet: 

It is a mark of the depth of their partnership that percussionist extraordinaire Benjamin Toth chose to devote his first solo CD in its entirety to David Macbride's music. According to Toth, Macbride's music is "sometimes funny, sometimes ominous, sometimes theatrical, sometimes subtle, sometimes complex, sometimes simple, sometimes groovy, sometimes lyrical. The eclectic nature of David's work is clearly the result of his varied inspirations." 

This CD is a percussionist's dream: engaging, challenging, charming works that draw you in to their characteristic sound world. The performances, in some cases the result of more than a year's collaborative effort, are as superb as the recording quality. Intricately-rolled marimba sounds and subtly shifting patterns permeate this evocative recording. 

David Macbride is a prolific composer who has received numerous awards and performances worldwide. The New York Times wrote of his CRI release: "A distinctive voice...Macbride achieves a remarkable balance of technical rigor and free spirited invention." Macbride is on the faculty of the Hartt School, University of Hartford, Connecticut.

Reviews: 

PERCUSSIVE NOTES

...a superb CD. Macbride's compositions are filled with musical content, easy listening and full-blown expression. Toth is a consummate performer who brings each composition to life... the collaboration is a pleasure to hear." - John Beck