Haunted America

Description: 
Not too angsty
Composers: 
Jerome Kitzke
Michael Torke
Kimmo Hakola
Performers: 
Present Music
Kevin Stalheim
Catalog Number: 
#590
Genre: 
new classical
new music
Collection: 
chamber
Present Music
Location: 

Helsinki, Finland

UPC: 
726708659028
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Jul 8, 2003
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD

Haunted America

One Sheet: 

Leave the station wagon in the garage, unpack the picnic basket, and slide that pith helmet back under the bed, where it belongs. Haunted America, the new release from Milwaukee's galactically acclaimed Present Music, provides the musical equivalent of an extended sojourn through an America haunted by grit but ready to shout for joy - minus the sunburn and mosquito bites. From the surprising ebullience of the title track, Jerome Kitzke's elegant post-minimalist meditation on life after 9/11, to the seductive surreality of Finnish wunderkind Kimmo Hakola's Chamber Concerto, by way of Michael Torke's gently ecstatic Song of Isaiah, Haunted America delivers a thoroughly kaleidoscopic listening adventure, courtesy of what might very well be America's most supple New Classical ensemble---and one of its most adventurous.

Reviews: 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

The more I hear this work [Kitzke] the more I am persuaded of its greatness. The sheer sonic imagination is astounding. - Tom Strini

MADISON MUSIC REVIEW

Present Music is doing absolutely essential work, pursuing fairly high-risk ventures in an effort to expand our musical sensibilities. - Jess Anderson