William Thomas McKinley; Ramon Zupko
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL507     Release Date: 2011-05-15
Collage (Robert Annis, bass clarinet; Anne H. Pilot, harp; Frank Epstein, percussion; Christopher Oldfather, piano; Joel Smirnoff, violin; Katherine Murdock, viola; Joel Moerschel, cello); Gunther Schuller, conductor; Richard Stoltzman, clarinet; New World Quartet (Curtis J. Macomber and William Patterson, violins; Robert Dan, viola; Ross T. Harbaugh, cello)

William Thomas McKinley writes:

"Paintings VII and For One share many musical and dramatic characteristics though a number of years separates their times of composition. Each work derives its essential energy and compositional spirit from a predominantly expressionistic musical palette which results in a widely contrasting array of emotional states. These states are juxtaposed in short rapid-fire order - often suddenly - creating at times the impression of "psychic" motion or force throughout their development.

Ramon Zupko writes:

"Noosphere is an interpretation, in musical terms, of the substantive elements of the philosophy of the Jesuit priest-paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. It was Chardin's vision that the 'Noosphere,' the network of communication, information, and personal aspiration that embraces the universe, is evolving into a collective mind and soul, in which all humans participate.



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William Thomas McKinley; Ramon Zupko

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Track Listing

Paintings VII
William Thomas McKinley
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For One
William Thomas McKinley
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Noosphere: I. Alpha
Ramon Zupko
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Noosphere: II. Convergence
Ramon Zupko
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Noosphere: III. Omega
Ramon Zupko
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