David Rakowski: Hyperblue
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR820     Release Date: 1999-01-01

Marilyn Nonken, piano; The Triple Helix: Bayla Keyes, violin; Rhonda Rider, cello; Lois Shapiro, piano; Tara Helen O’Connor, flute, piccolo; David Fedele, flute, alto flute; Ensemble 21: Curtis Macomber, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Darrett Adkins, cello; Marilyn Nonken, piano, Paul Carroll, percussion; Peter Jarvis, conductor; Judith Bettina, soprano; James Goldsworthy, piano

David Rakowski (b 1958) was born and grew up in St. Albans, Vermont, where he spent and misspent a good portion of his youth playing keyboards in a rock band and trombone in community bands. He first became excited about new music when his high school music teacher lent him recordings of Boulez’s Le Soleil des Eaux and Babbitt’s Ensembles for Synthesizer. He received his musical training at New England Conservatory and Princeton University, where his teachers included Robert Ceely, John Heiss, Milton Babbitt, Peter Westergaard and Paul Lansky; he also studied with Luciano Berio at Tanglewood.

Currently teaching composition and theory at Brandeis University, he has formerly served on the faculties of Stanford, Columbia, and Harvard Universities. He was a founder of Boston’s Griffin Music Ensemble, and has also directed Alea II at Stanford and the Brandeis Contemporary Chamber Players. Rakowski is also the co-editor, with poet Joseph Duemer, of Making Musics: Collaborations Between Poets and Composers 1978-2000, published by Garland Press.

Rakowski has released dozens of typefaces since the 1990s, both original designs and revivals such as "Lemiesz" – a free version of Publicity Gothic (1916) -- and "Harting", a typewriter face Wikipedia describes as "being in the 'grunge' style."

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

 

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David Rakowski: Hyperblue

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Track Listing

Martler (Étude #14)
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Hyperblue: I. Scherzo I - Fantastico
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Hyperblue: II. Lento subito
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Hyperblue: III. Scherzo II - Poco Pesante
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Les Arbes Embués (Étude No. 7)
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Sesso e Violenza: I. Disquieting
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Sesso e Violenza: II. Sostenuto
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Sesso e Violenza: III. Scherzo - Vivacissimo
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Corrente (Étude No. 10)
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Three Songs on Poems of Louise Bogan: Late
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Three Songs on Poems of Louise Bogan: Cassandra
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Three Songs on Poems of Louise Bogan: To Be Sung On The Water
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E-machines (Étude No. 1)
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BAM! (Étude #2)
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Attitude Problem: I. Anzioso, Molto Agitato
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Attitude Problem: II. Calmo, flessibile
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Attitude Problem: III. Scherzo - Poco agitato, Vivacissimo
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