Earth Music

Description: 
Ten years of Meridian Music: Composers in performance
Composers: 
Anthony Braxton
Ben Goldberg
Bob Marsh
Carla Kihlstedt
Damon Smith
Ellen Burr
Frank Gratkowski
Hugh Livingston
John Bischoff
John Scott
Jon Raskin
Matthew Sperry
Pauline Oliveros
Sara Schoenbeck
Shoko Hikage
Theresa Wong
Tom Bickley
Vinny Golia
Viv Corringham
Performers: 
Ben Goldberg
Bob Marsh
Carla Kihlstedt
Damon Smith
Ellen Burr
Frank Gratkowski
Hugh Livingston
Jie Ma
John Bischoof
John Scott
Jon Raskin
Matthew Sperry
Pauline Oliveros
Philip Gelb
Sara Schoenbeck
Shoko Hikage
Theresa Wong
Tom Bickley
Vinny Golia
Viv Corringham
Catalog Number: 
#751
Genre: 
experimental
Jazz
Collection: 
improvisation
anthology
Location: 

San Francisco, CA

UPC: 
726708675127
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Dec 11, 2011
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD
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Earth Music

One Sheet: 

This compilation features 14 tracks selected from the first ten years of concerts in Meridian Gallery’s monthly New Music concert series, Meridian Music: Composers in Performance. Meridian Music: Composers in Performance was initiated in the fall of 1998 by Meridian Gallery directors Anne Trueblood Brodzky and Anthony Williams along with shakuhachi player Philip Gelb. 

Brodzky and Williams envisioned extending the programming of the downtown San Francisco non-profit gallery to include the presenting of New Music. Meridian already had a strong history as an exhibition venue (since 1989), operating under the conviction that significant art increases social, philosophical and spiritual change. Through monthly concerts by diverse composer/performers, both established and emerging, this series seeks to present a wide range of art music from the vital Bay Area scene and beyond. 

The series offers audiences music in a variety of idioms and created by a variety of compositional processes (from solo voice to sophisticated multimedia/software processing; from improvisation to "new complexity") in an intimate setting. The musicians themselves come from a wide range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and the series embraces that diversity as well as sonic diversity.