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listen  1. Don't Bite the Hand that Feeds BackAnnie Gosfield 3:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Waiting for the Gizmo - No. 1David Van Tieghem 3:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Bridge Music: I. MeltdownJoseph Bertolozzi 5:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. HexaGary Schall11:42Album Only
listen  5. Choshi Variations: IX. ScascadeHoBruce Gremo11:43Album Only
listen  6. TriangulationLukas Ligeti 6:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. SoloJoel Chadabe10:03Album Only
listen  8. Blown 2Nicolas Maza 9:13Album Only
listen  9. Viola BreathSamuel Claiborne 5:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Accidental TouchingIconoclast 1:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Cryptid FragmentsMaggie Parkins 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. OuvretortureStefan Tcherepnin 3:19$0.99  Buy MP3 

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listen  1. Urban March (Shadow) (arr. A. de Mare)Anthony de Mare 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. RcscSarah Cahill 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The PartingJohn Morton 5:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Eyewitness Movement 2Flute Force 5:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. On the WindAndrew Bolotowsky 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Isle Royale Shakuhachi Duets: LoonsElizabeth Brown 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Tuba ThrushFlexible Orchestra14:52Album Only
listen  8. CipherDowntown Ensemble10:52Album Only
listen  9. 10 Ton ShadowJ. G. Thirlwell 4:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. An Even LoanAnne Lebaron11:51Album Only
listen11. Music for FaucetEric John Eigner 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Hybrid: Hybrid: FlightMonteith McCollum 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 

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listen  1. No Wave BiteIconoclast 1:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Black Water Suite: Are there Clouds in India?Rudresh Mahanthappa 6:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. I Wor KuenAfro Asian Music Ensemble 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. No Home to ReturnAfro Asian Music Ensemble11:10Album Only
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listen  6. Sidiki CondeSidiki Conde 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. SkipJohn Lindberg's TriPolar 8:12Album Only
listen  8. Pipe DreamJohn Stubblefield 5:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Drum - Suite - Life: Bosom of AbrahamNewman Taylor Baker 7:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. DaizeLaura Kahle 5:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. MireBlob 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Love TwittersNicola Melville 3:09$0.99  Buy MP3 

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listen  1. Rhapsody for Boy Soprano and StringsSam Rivers13:21Album Only
listen  2. giftBora Yoon 4:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Night BlossomsKiitos 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Sound Patterns and TropesUniversity of Wisconsin River Falls Concert Choir13:06Album Only
listen  5. Ecstatic MeditationsVolti 5:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. It Should have Happened a Long Time Ago (arr. J. Harrison)Joel Harrison 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Los Pajaros Blancos de la Noche Profunda (The White Birds of the Deep Night)Sonora Trio 8:11Album Only
listen  8. NocturneAshley Horne 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Cronicas del discubrimiento: Tercera Cronica: I. CanciionSelma Moore 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Zu Twa Szi, Part 4Laurel Ann Maurer 7:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. We TwoEve Beglarian 4:37$0.99  Buy MP3 

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listen  1. Night and Dawn (Nacht en Dageraad): NightRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra 5:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Night and Dawn (Nacht en Dageraad): DawnRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra 2:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Gymnopedies: No. 1. MagicalConcert:nova 3:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Gymnopedies: No. 2. CascadesConcert:nova 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Gymnopedies: No. 3. GlisteningConcert:nova 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Gymnopedies: No. 4. BrattyConcert:nova 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Franz SchubertEsther Noh11:55Album Only
listen  8. Trio Grande: I. La Vita AutunnaleMontage Music Society 8:54Album Only
listen  9. Less than a Week Before ChristmasKiev Chamber Choir 4:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Extended Family: V. The GatheringEthel 4:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Trojan Women (version for string quartet): I. HecubaMiami String Quartet 4:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Trojan Women (version for string quartet): II. CassandraMiami String Quartet 1:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Trojan Women (version for string quartet): III. AndromacheMiami String Quartet 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. TamborThe Nashville Symphony Orchestra13:58Album Only

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Innova
  • ASIN: B003X859J8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #305,086 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Musicologists of the distant future won't be the only ones astonished to discover innova's 5CD set, The NYFA Collection. It brings together in one fat jewel box a trove of musical gems that document a golden age of a classic culture; a quarter of a century's musical output, all grown in the fertile creative soils of New York, and judged by its artistic peers to be the best of its day. In a field glutted with all kinds of musical chatter, this six-hour, NEA-funded set sorts and distills, juggles and organizes, sifts and curates, some of the most notable artists worthy of your attention.

It's beyond cream: it's a feast, an education, an extravaganza, and a Rosetta Stone all in one. Some of the composers are household names, and some still (for now) known to only a few households. All, however, have received gold stars for their work and deserve a close listen. The gold stars in question being NYFA Fellowships. In 1983, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) established fellowships in 16 arts disciplines so that regional artists could receive unrestricted support to pursue their work. The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) administers the fellowships in Music Composition and Sound. To celebrate 25 years of fellows (of which there have been over 200 to date), this Collection features 52 of them.

The dozens of works, most heard here for the first time, are not necessarily the pieces that were submitted to the fellowship panel; rather they are new works by composers who have been prize recipients at one time since 1983. The pieces have been selected by Cristian Amigo (composer, guitarist, and NYFA Advisory Committee member) and Philip Blackburn (innova director), and together show the vast range of musical expression that the program supports; music diverse enough to challenge and reward anyone with an appetite for new sonic adventures.

The pieces range from experimental jam bands, to works for newly invented instruments (a tap-dance instrument, a faucet, music boxes, a bridge railing...), electronic manipulations (using the latest analog and software-based tech wizardry), ethnically specific jazz and world music forms (African banjo, Indian sax, Chinese jazz band...), music for concert hall (for choir, orchestra, brass ensemble, string quartet, piano, flute ensemble), music for dance and film... Some is crunchy, some is serene, some is tuneful, some noiseful; some go for the gut, some for the cranium; some Uptown, some Downtown, some Out of Town, others sideways. All the works are carefully conceived and crafted, and played by top-shelf performers from around the globe.

The field of New Music easily disappears under the radar of the mass media; the forward-hearing work of thousands of contemporary artists is routinely ignored by the commercial music (not to mention the classical music) industry. Where does one go to discover this exciting human endeavor for the first time, to learn about its heroes and their many divergent paths to artistic expression? You can start right here.


In 1983, the New York State Council on the Arts established fellowships in 16 arts disciplines, including ones for Music Composition and Sound administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). To celebrate 25 years of fellows (there have been more than 200 to date), this five-CD collection features 52 of them, mostly performing new compositions heard here for the first time. The pieces show the diverse range of contemporary musical expressions the program supports--experimental jam bands, works for newly invented instruments, electronic manipulations, jazz and world forms, music for dance and film--enough to challenge and reward anyone with an appetite for well-crafted sonic adventures. Notable names like Meredith Monk, Robert Dick, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Fred Ho and Paul Motian stand out among the many forward-thinking, New York-based composers and performers featured in this stunning document of a historic culture. --DownBeat Magazine, Ed Enright, October 2010

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ludwig on March 30, 2012
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If you are looking for some new high quality strange music you're in the right place not for mainstream music consumers but i could be wrong .
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