Here and Now

Description: 
Celebrating Thirty Years of Zeitgeist
Composers: 
Ann Millikan
Chris Gable
Kathy Jackanich
Justin Rubin
Gao Hong
Dick Hensold
Steve Heitzeg
Chris Granias
Carei Thomas
David Means
Douglas Ewart
Erik Fratzke
Scott Miller
Mark Eden
Brian Heller
Matthew Smith
Philip Blackburn
David Evan Thomas
Carol Barnett
Brent Michael Davids
Randall Davidson
Libby Larsen
Janika Vandervelde
Marc Jensen
Mary Ellen Childs
Jeffrey Brooks
David Wolff
Mike Olson
Douglas Geers
Phil Fried
Performers: 
Zeitgeist
Heather Barringer
Pat O’Keefe
Patti Cudd
Shannon Wettstein
Catalog Number: 
#799
Genre: 
new classical
Collection: 
chamber
anthology
Location: 

Saint Paul, MN

UPC: 
726708679927
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Mar 29, 2011
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
2 CD
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Song TitleTimePrice
1.Kuiper Belt Wamfle02:42$0.99
2.Tight Tie Size Try02:10$0.99
3.Itty Bitty Symphony02:29$0.99
4.Beat That Clock02:45$0.99
5.But Do the Cranes Know04:13$0.99
6.Il Momento Lussureggiante Per Tre Musicisti03:00$0.99
7.Celebration of 150/30 Year03:10$0.99
8.Zeitgeist Anniversary Tune02:19$0.99
9.American Indian Movement (No Reservations)03:45$0.99
10.Z-Bekiko03:35$0.99
11.Three Sides of the Issue: Cartoon XVIa01:52$0.99
12.Thirty for Four01:49$0.99
13.Spells02:38$0.99
14.Ruggles on Main02:06$0.99
15.And Thirty More II02:37$0.99
16.Some Kind of Virus02:23$0.99
17.Playing Back, Listening Forward02:42$0.99
18.They're In There Somewhere02:25$0.99
19.Stuck02:32$0.99
20.Quiptych01:33$0.99
21.Z=30: Schumann's Excellent Extension02:33$0.99
22.Something Pearl03:06$0.99
23.Came to Believe That a Power Greater Than Ourselves Could Restore Us to Sanity01:50$0.99
24.Ricochet01:56$0.99
25.Getting Your Z's (Or Not)02:51$0.99
26.Snowfall04:21$0.99
27.Faint Object Camera03:13$0.99
28.Still Life with Compressed Air02:22$0.99
29.Mutagenesis03:04$0.99
30.Ineffable02:29$0.99
31.00:00$
32.Kuiper Belt Wamfle02:42$0.99
33.Tight Tie Size Try02:10$0.99
34.Itty Bitty Symphony02:29$0.99
35.Beat That Clock02:45$0.99
36.But Do the Cranes Know04:13$0.99
37.Il Momento Lussureggiante Per Tre Musicisti03:00$0.99
38.Celebration of 150/30 Year03:10$0.99
39.Zeitgeist Anniversary Tune02:19$0.99
40.American Indian Movement (No Reservations)03:45$0.99
41.Z-Bekiko03:35$0.99
42.Three Sides of the Issue: Cartoon XVIa01:52$0.99
43.Thirty for Four01:49$0.99
44.Spells02:38$0.99
45.Ruggles on Main02:06$0.99
46.And Thirty More II02:37$0.99
47.Some Kind of Virus02:23$0.99
48.Playing Back, Listening Forward02:42$0.99
49.They're In There Somewhere02:25$0.99
50.Stuck02:32$0.99
51.Quiptych01:33$0.99
52.Z=30: Schumann's Excellent Extension02:33$0.99
53.Something Pearl03:06$0.99
54.Came to Believe That a Power Greater Than Ourselves Could Restore Us to Sanity01:50$0.99
55.Ricochet01:56$0.99
56.Getting Your Z's (Or Not)02:51$0.99
57.Snowfall04:21$0.99
58.Faint Object Camera03:13$0.99
59.Still Life with Compressed Air02:22$0.99
60.Mutagenesis03:04$0.99
61.Ineffable02:29$0.99

Here and Now

One Sheet: 

In 2008, Zeitgeist new music ensemble asked thirty Minnesota composers (one for each year of Zeitgeist’s existence) to write 150-second long pieces (one second for each year of Minnesota’s existence as a state) as a kind of double celebration event. 

The results—a long-exposure picture of Minnesota’s longlively compositional scene in the first decade of the new millennium, or simply perhaps thirty love letters to Zeitgeist—transcend the occasion. These are miniatures that refuse to be confined by the label. Ranging from neoclassic to unclassifiable, they make one thing plain: Zeitgeist has no house style. Intrepid midwives of the new, these omnicompetent musicians have embraced the untrammeled polystylism of our day. This ardent openness has much to do, perhaps everything to do, with the group’s longevity, keeping Zeitgeist in tune with the zeitgeist.

The groups of works flow from modernistical, to improvisatory, ethnically-flavored, plugged-in, cheekily theatrical, and neo-classicalish. Listeners will find Libby Larsen, Steve Heitzeg and Randall Davidson cheek by jowl with Mary Ellen Childs, Janika Vandervelde and Douglas Ewart. Like any good midwestern smorgasbord, this one has something for every taste.

Lauded for providing “a once-in-a-lifetime experience for adventurous concertgoers,” Zeitgeist is a new music chamber ensemble comprised of two percussion, piano and woodwinds. Always eager to explore new artistic frontiers, Zeitgeist collaborates with composers of all types to create imaginative new work that challenges the boundaries of traditional chamber music. The members of Zeitgeist are: Heather Barringer, percussion; Patti Cudd, percussion; Pat O’Keefe, woodwinds; Shannon Wettstein, piano.