For those new music fans who don't know James Tenney, please investigate. As one of the most influential music theorists of modern times he has created a body of work based on harmony and intonation. His music closely relates to his theories, but this should not turn anyone off. This is sensuous music with a rigorous underpinning.
This two CD set explores his 8 "Spectrum" pieces that vary in terms of the instrumental forces he uses. There might be better places to start in terms of Tenney's music (the Postal Pieces CD also on New Albion and performed by the Barton Workshop) but no one would be disappointed in these beautiful recordings.
- Original Release Date: January 1, 2009
- Release Date: January 1, 2009
- Number of Discs: 2
- Label: New World Records
- Copyright: (C) 2009 Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc
- Total Length: 2:05:46
- ASIN: B0043X4FCY
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
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