Fireflight - Sunsuite

Description: 
A symphony of fire...
Composers: 
Hans Sturm
Performers: 
Dane Richeson
Elizabeth Falconer
Hans Sturm
Les Thimmig
Muchael Kocour
Mimmi Fulmer
Catalog Number: 
#535
Genre: 
experimental
Jazz
Collection: 
solo voice
improvisation
Location: 

Muncie, IN

UPC: 
726708653521
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Aug 15, 2000
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

Fireflight - Sunsuite

One Sheet: 
Fireflight's exciting debut features pieces that will attract listeners of world music, new vocal music, modern jazz, and avant-garde improvisation. The eight movement work Sun Suite mixes the brilliant color of the plucked Japanese koto and bass koto with the rich tones of the double bass, exotic African percussion instruments, and virtuosic singing into a wildly creative suite depicting a solar day with interaction between the traditional use of ancient instruments and contemporary musical settings. Smoke is miniature one-movement jazz opera for soprano, tenor saxophone, piano, bass, and drums. An escapist fantasy, Smoke tells a story from the point of view of a nineteenth century woman seeking to escape the oppressive male-dominated, smoke-filled living room, only to find herself suddenly transported into a late twentieth-century jazz club. The music and poetry of Fire, inspired by the high-energy works of artists such as Roscoe Mitchell and Cecil Taylor, is an abstract portrayal of the inside of an inferno. Fire features dramatic improvisations for bass clarinet and piano.
Reviews: 

BASS WORLD

"At one moment it sounds like ancient tribal ritual music, and the next, it evokes scenes of natural phenomena - awe inspiring landscapes. (This ensemble) ... paints pictures with sound that challenge the mind and imagination of the listener." - Todd Coolman