<541> Vol.1

It's complicated
Alex Hills
Atau Tanaka
Charles Nichols
Ching-Wen Chao
Christopher Burns
Christopher Wendell Jones
Damian Keller
David Brynjar Franzson
Jose Rio-Pareja
Matthew Shlomowitz
Nurit Jugend
Oded Ben-Tal
Seungyon-Seny Lee
Sven-Ingo Koch
Ann Yi
Armelle Orieux
Atau Tanaka
California EAR Unit
Charles Nichols
Christopher Froh
Christopher Jones
Damian Keller
J. Karla Lemon
Kemmerensemble Neue Musik Berlin
Kirsten LeStrange
Lisa Bielawa
Roderick Chadwick
Stanford Chamber Strings
Catalog Number: 
new classical

Stanford, CA

Release Date: 
Sep 27, 2005
Liner Notes: 
2 CD
Music from Stanford: 541, Vol. 1iTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Auto Da Fe07:06$0.99
2.Departure Tracings07:35$0.99
5.Strata 3: III. Gugin05:08$0.99
6.The Principle of Terrestrial Mediocrity20:06
8.Bows to Brushes11:25
9.Xerox Book: No. 1. —01:08$0.99
10.Xerox Book: No. 2. —00:13$0.99
11.Xerox Book: No. 3. —01:05$0.99
12.Xerox Book: No. 4. —00:11$0.99
13.Xerox Book: No. 5. —01:05$0.99
14.Xerox Book: No. 6. —00:21$0.99
15.Xerox Book: No. 7. —01:30$0.99
16.Xerox Book: No. 8. —00:21$0.99
17.Xerox Book: No. 9. —00:51$0.99
20.Suspended Narratives08:39$0.99
21.Deirdre's Threat12:01
22.Red Threads of Desire11:18
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If you wait at Grand Central Station long enough, they say, the whole world will pass before your eyes. Likewise, if you hang out at Stanford University you will hear the next generation of composers from all over the world coming to sharpen their compositional swords before spreading out and dominating the field for the foreseeable future.

The 14 trainees on these discs all studied recently under the New Complexisist grandmaster Brian Ferneyhough. But — as is the mark of a great teacher — it doesn’t show. Like their guru, the head, heart and ears are all well connected in these pieces and the all-star cast of performers doesn’t hurt that one bit: the California EAR Unit, Stanford Chamber Strings, Sirius, the Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, and the rest of the team make this music sound like a walk in the proverbial park.

The longest journey begins with a single step or, in this case, two CDs. If you want to catch up with the trends before they happen, check out <541> Volume 1. And like any good encyclopedia it will be updated annually.