Matthew Rosenblum: Ancient Eyes
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR831     Release Date: 2007-01-01

Kristin Norderval, soprano, Mary Nessinger, mezzo-soprano; Prism Players: (Jayn Rosenfeld, flute/piccolo; Tim Smith, clarinet; Daniel Grabois, French horn; Ben Herrington, trombone; Dale Turk, bass-trombone; Dominic Donato & Michael Lipsey, percussion; Eric Moe, piano/sampler; Curtis Macomber, violin; Lois Martin, viola; Ted Mook, cello; Joe Bongiorno, double-bass; Bradley Lubman, conductor); Maggie Lane, voice; California E.A.R. Unit: (Dorothy Stone, flute/alto flute; James Rohrig, clarinet/bass clarinet; Robin Lorentz, violin; Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick, cello; Amy Knoles, percussion (vibes, woodblock); Arthur Jarvinen, percussion (drum set, glockenspiel); Stephen L. Mosko, conductor)


Mathew Rosenblum’s music is a synthesis of diverse musical elements derived from classical, jazz, rock, and world-music traditions. Most notably, his current music combines two tuning systems, the normal twelve-note equal-tempered system, and a 21-note-to-the octave “just” system, designed to be used in conjunction with the twelve-note equal-tempered system. Together, the two tuning systems provide a wide variety of intervallic and harmonic possibilities. His music explores how seemingly independent musical voices and traditions may be woven together into a newly expressive whole.

In the stream of American music, Rosenblum’s compositions float alongside those of Harry Partch, Ben Johnston, Ezra Sims, Dean Drummond, Henry Cowell, John Cage, and LaMonte Young. This tradition is characterized by a decidedly non-academic and non-European flavor, and figures prominently in today’s American music. Rosenblum’s music also poaches from the rock and jazz traditions, unselfconsciously incorporating these styles into larger scale works.
—Ted Mook


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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Matthew Rosenblum: Ancient Eyes

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Track Listing

Nü Kuan Tzu: I. Le Départ
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Nü Kuan Tzu: II. Automne Malade
Mathew Rosenblum
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Nü Kuan Tzu: III. Interlude 1
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Nü Kuan Tzu: IV. 12/11 Pop
Mathew Rosenblum
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Nü Kuan Tzu: V. Stars are few
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Nü Kuan Tzu: VI. Interlude 2
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Nü Kuan Tzu: VII. Han Shao
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Nü Kuan Tzu: VIII. Interlude 3
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Nü Kuan Tzu: IX. Voyelles
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Ancient Eyes
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Maggies
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