John Eaton: Mass - Blind Man's Cry - Concert Music for Solo Clarinet
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL296     Release Date: 2010-02-15
Michiko Hirayama, soprano; William O. Smith, clarinet; Judith Martin, Syn-Ket; John Eaton, Syn-Ket & Syn-Mill; Eugene O'Brien, Syn-Ket; Kalvert Nelson, tape; Wilson Allen, tape; Andrew Jarema, Mini-Vox; Andrew Jarema, Syn-Mill; Jay Williams, Moog synthesizer; John Reeves White, Conductor;

John Eaton's Mass was composed in 1970 in response to a commission by the Koussevitzky Foundation. The work, along with Blind Man’s Cry, was one of his series written for the remarkable voice of the Japanese soprano Michiko Hirayama, combined with electronic instruments played in real time, that is, “live” rather than pre-recorded on tape. The work also features a solo clarinet which makes use of unconventional resources such as “double stops.”

Blind Man’s Cry was written in 1968 for a similar but smaller combination of voice and synthesizers. It underlines the characteristic “personal” capabilities of the Synket, played by John Eaton, and the “automated” sequencers of the Moog, performed by Jay Williams. Blind Man’s Cry must be played at a very high level.

Concert Music for Solo Clarinet was written in 1961, one of the earliest compositions to explore multiphonics and other new coloristic possibilities of the clarinet. It was written for Mr. Smith, who recorded it in 1971.



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Mass
John Eaton
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Blind Man's Cry
John Eaton
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Concert Music for Solo Clarinet
John Eaton
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