Transfigured Night playlist for 09/13/2011

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Artist Title Album Label Link
Morton Feldman opening; legato; slow waltz; first words; whisper; chords; a non accented legato; snow falls; legato; slow waltz and ending Three Voices For Joan La Barbara New Albion (CD, NA018)
Julianna Barwick Envelop; Keep Up the Good Work; The Magic Place; White Flag; Prizewinning The Magic Place
Meredith Monk Dolmen Music Dolmen Music ECM 1197
John Cage Roaratorio Roaratorio Wergo (WER 6303-2)
Sainkho Namchylak Transformation of Matter; Spring; Red-orange (solo); Red-orange (solo); Introduction; Deep Blue (solo); Encore: Live at Porgy & Bess; Leaving Home; Two Tone Tuva; Initiation Trio, Part I; Epilogue Nomad Leo Records 482
Nihilist Spasm Band Here-Not Here Live in Japan Alchemy (ARCD 093)
Nurse With Wound Rock 'n' Roll Station Rock 'n' Roll Station United Dairies (UDO 39CD)
poire_z + phil minton q oder z Q for4ears 1551

"I think more and more we need a language which doesn't require translation"
-John Cage

The human voice and the various sounds it is capable of producing is precisely this language which requires no translation. The idea behind this Transfigured Night is to explore this universally comprehensible language by focusing on pieces for the voice from a broad spectrum of styles from fairly recent decades.