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  • Audio CD (August 19, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Tzadik
  • ASIN: B001BJ65MQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Teiji Ito was a pioneer of what has come to be called "Downtown" (NYC) music. Freely combining elements of composition, improvisation, and electronics as well as many strands of world music and unusual instruments, he anticipated so many things that we now take for granted in contemporary/experimental music. Much of his work was made for film (perhaps most famously with his first wife, Maya Deren), theater, and dance.

Watermill was composed for the 1972 ballet of the same title by Jerome Robbins. It was Robbins' most controversial work, and one of his own personal favorites. A showcase for dancer Edward Villella, it was a stark, minimalist evocation of seasonal rituals, heavily influenced by traditional Japanese dance and music. Teiji died in 1982, but the ballet was revived in 1990 with new dancers (coached by Villella) and a new ensemble led by Teiji's brother Genji, and featuring Teiji's daughter Tavia, his fourth wife Cherel, and the flutist Dan Erkkila. Aside from a private cassette recording made at that time, the piece has remained unheard since then, lost in the red tape of the Robbins estate. Thankfully John Zorn has persisted in getting this work out as part of the series of crucial Ito releases on his Tzadik label.

The original cassette recording mentioned above was a live recording. While the performance was quite stunning, the recording was not of sufficient quality to justify a commercial release. Watermill has been completely recreated for this CD, using the original recording as a template. Several key members of the 1990 ensemble having since died - Genji Ito, Cherel Ito, Dan Erkkila - this new recording is by a new ensemble led by world flute master Steve Gorn (a close friend of Erkkila) and Tavia Ito.
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