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  • Audio CD (September 25, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delos
  • ASIN: B008P76Y0K
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,188 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Composer Kenji Bunch has been attracting much attention lately, both nationally and abroad. Also a concert violist and bluegrass performer, his music offers an eclectic mix of roots music, modern rock and jazz - but mostly within the context of sophisticated classical form. The title piece, Boiling Point, (featuring a teakettle!), begins gently before coming to a hard-rock-style "boil". The five movements of String Circle flirt with various types of classic roots music (ragtime, blues, country) - yet you know a classical voice is at work. Three other fascinating works round out the program. The Grammy nominated ALIAS Chamber Ensemble is a forward looking group of 11 musicians (strings, winds, harp, etc.) that cultivates an "out of the box" approach to their programming.

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Kenji Bunch has emerged as one of the most engaging, influential, and prolific American composers of his generation.
Daniel R. Coombs
Any classically trained musician (of which I am one, with three degrees in music) who enjoys a breadth of style should give this a listen.
Shari K. Bowman
Recently, I purchased this latest CD and was very pleased that the live performance translated beautifully to the recording.
Radio Guy

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Radio Guy on October 1, 2012
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Via a friend, was introduced to the gorgeous music of ALIAS Chamber Ensemble this year at one of their concerts at Blair School of Music benefiting the counseling and adoption agency, Miriam's Promise. They dedicate the proceeds of their concerts to area nonprofits which has to be a very unique thing. I was thrilled to hear the title track from Boiling Point: Music of Kenji Bunch complete with the on stage use of a teakettle. That night, I thought the music was electrifying. Recently, I purchased this latest CD and was very pleased that the live performance translated beautifully to the recording. Also loved Luminaria with the violin and harp. It is very apparent why this unique ensemble earned a Grammy-nomination for their first CD. Although I'm not an expert to the classical music industry, can easily see Boiling Point soaring on the charts and yielding another much deserved Grammy nom. At the end of the day, it is my reward to crank up Boiling Point, relax and savor the music of this very talented Nashville-based group. Kudos ALIAS and especially to the talented composer Kenji Bunch.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CHL1 on November 5, 2012
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The CD has been in my player since the day I received it. I play it for all who will listen. I am reserving the second copy I bought for someone who will most appreciate it. One does not often encounter such excellent music and terrific musicians. I particularly like the violin and harp duet.Boiling Point: Music of Kenji Bunch
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel R. Coombs on October 22, 2012
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Kenji Bunch has emerged as one of the most engaging, influential, and prolific American composers of his generation. Hailed by the New York Times as "A Composer To Watch" and cited by Alex Ross in his seminal book "The Rest Is Noise," Mr. Bunch's unique blend of wit, exuberance, lyricism, unpredictable stylistic infusions, and exquisite craftsmanship has brought acclaim from audiences, performers, and critics alike. This new CD featuring some of Bunch's chamber music is interesting and exciting! Bunch's vocabulary is tonal and inclusive of several styles that become his own unique blend. The composer is a very fine violist and this background shows in the very upbeat and interesting "String Cycle" featuring his won take on five different takes on some culturally idiomatic string playing, such as you would hear in country fiddle and bluegrass. The trio "Drift" for clarinet, viola and piano is quite a different deal. Inspired by the feeling of loss of clarity as one falls asleep, this fascinating and "dreamy" work uses a piece of melody that weaves its way through the instrumental combinations until it gets lost in the softest of harmonics, trills and piano chords. This is a very fine work! Similarly, "26.2" is based on an interesting premise: that of the distance in a marathon run and inspired by Kenji and his wife having actually participated in the NYC marathon several times. Scored for a very unusual combination of string trio and French horn, the work evokes the feelings and sounds of the various neighborhoods that runners must travel through in the actual NYC marathon. This is a very interesting work with some strong writing for all players. "Luminaria" for violin and harp takes its inspiration from both the practice of noon time "restful" music being played at New York's St.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DaveWalker on October 20, 2012
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This work is fun and intelligent, serious concert music you don't have to be an egghead or classical freak to appreciate. Kenji Bunch draws on popular and traditional styles for compositions that are intellectually engaging but not too demanding to be enjoyable. His use of American jazz and folk idioms makes this an easy point of entry, and puts him in the same stream with icons like Ives, Copeland, Gershwin, Bernstein. The award-winning Alias Chamber Ensemble gets down in his groove, and it's evident a good time was had by all.
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By Shari K. Bowman on August 14, 2013
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This is such an interesting blend of classic, folk and jazz elements. Very intense. I especially like the track "Ballad," setting the folk song, "Wayfaring Stranger," as that is one of my favorite folk songs. Any classically trained musician (of which I am one, with three degrees in music) who enjoys a breadth of style should give this a listen.
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