Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR889     Release Date: 2007-01-01

Manhattan Brass Quintet: Wayne duMaine, trumpet; Kevin Cobb, trumpet; Gregory Evans, horn; Michael Seltzer, trombone; Stephen Foreman, tuba; Lyris Hung, five-string violin; Jay Kauffman, guitar; Kitty Brazelton, voice; Mat Fields, double bass; Danny Tunick, bongos; Chris Washburne, trombone; Danny Weiss, alto saxophone; Dan Barrett, cello

California E.A.R. Unit: Dorothy Stone, flute; Marty Walker, bass clarinet; Robin Lorentz, violin; Erika Duke, cello; Vicki Ray, piano, organ, sampler (EAR Unit out-takes); Amy Knoles, extended drum kit; John Magnussen, marimba

In the quest to discover the music of the twenty-first century, a great place to start is this recording of five works by Kitty Brazelton, even though all of them were composed in the final years of the twentieth century. But just as historians frequently state that the twentieth century really only began in earnest with the onslaught of the First World War, it also ended earlier than expected with the fizzling out of the Cold War, and the subsequent emergence of a world where nothing seems certain any more. If the music of the twentieth century reflected the geopolitics of the twentieth century, with its competing “isms” attempting to overthrow previous notions of how order could be established, then music at the dawn of the twenty-first century is a borderless powder-keg.

“Music is a living language, spoken between listeners and music-makers,” Brazelton says. “Like any language, despite the solidifying effect of notation and recordings, music evolves. We don’t segregate our increasingly multilingual music- listening, and we can’t primly parse-out our music-making, either. We can’t say what needs to be said in languages that no longer reflect the way we live.”


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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Kitty Brazelton: Chamber Music for the Inner Ear

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Track Listing

Come Spring: I. dogwood petals & hormones
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Come Spring: II. miles through the upstairs window
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Come Spring: III. harmonic fable
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Come Spring: IV. first second seder at the knitting factory
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Sonar Como Una Tromba Larga
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Called Out Ol' Texas
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Sonata for The Inner Ear: exposition
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Sonata for The Inner Ear: development
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Sonata for The Inner Ear: recapitulation
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