℗ 2016 Cantaloupe Music
 

Modernists

Alarm Will Sound

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF and FLAC high-resolution audio formats

"The 23 members of Alarm Will Sound perform the provocative pieces playfully, inviting all sides of the modernism debate to lighten up and listen."
- WQXR-FM

  • Select Format
    • AIFF 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 96.0 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
1
Revolution 9 (arr. by M. Marks for chamber ensemble)
John Lennon; Paul McCartney; Yoko Ono; Matt Marks; Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson
8:27
2
Big Spinoff
Charles Wuorinen; Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson
6:25
3
Will Sound
Wolfgang Rihm; Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson
5:14
4
Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour
Augusta Read Thomas; Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson
6:51
5
Journeyman
John Orfe; Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson
4:32
6
Poème électronique (arr. by E. Hause for chamber ensemble)
Edgard Varèse; Evan Hause; Alarm Will Sound; Alan Pierson
8:42
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    40:11
"Alarm Will Sound has grabbed the future of classical music and made it now: merging styles, erasing boundaries, championing experimentation and obviously having fun along the way."
- The Denver Post

"... pure modern classical fun. The six pieces they’ve chosen speak different structural languages, though each one shares a desire to bring across a sense of wildness that is exuberant at heart ... overall, Modernists makes for a strong show, mounted on behalf of a wing of classical music that isn’t always represented at your local chamber music hall."
- Pitchfork

"... Alarm Will Sound present their own rendition of the misunderstood Beatles track (Revolution 9) ... AWS takes an all-acoustic approach ... this softens contours but doesn't dampen the frenetic chaos ... (gone) are the backward-running tape loops, but the ensemble mimics them brilliantly with slithery woodwinds highlighted by a groaning bass clarinet. Three percussionists help stage any number of jarring juxtapositions while band members effectively babble the nonsensical text ... AWS elevates the piece from maligned recording studio experiment to legitimate chamber orchestra work."
- NPR

The 23-piece Alarm Will Sound ventures into the outer reaches of propriety on Modernists. The album is bookended by tributes to two masterworks of modern recorded sound, arranged for the ensemble: Revolution 9 by the Beatles and Poème électronique by Edgard Varèse. Each piece is strange and otherworldly in its own way, with a provocative history of upsetting as many, if not more, listeners than they have won over. AWS also performs music written for the group by Wolfgang Rihm, Charles Wuorinen, AWS pianist John Orfe and Augusta Read Thomas.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Cantaloupe Music Studio Masters

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Amanda Forsyth; Charles Hamann; Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra; Pinchas Zukerman Baroque Treasury
96
Arne Domnérus; Rune Gustafsson; Bengt Hallberg; Egil Johansen; Georg Riedel; Leif Strands Kammarkor Joy & Sorrow (Sorgen och Glädjen)
96192dsd 2.8dsd 5.6
Alexandre Dossin Bernstein: Thirteen Anniversaries - Piano Sonata - Seven Anniversaries - Music for the Dance No. II - Non Troppo Presto
44.1
Anne-Sophie Mutter Bach: Double Concerto (Live From Yellow Lounge)
96
Alessandro Deljavan Favourite Piano Music, Vol. 2 (Live)
88.2
Anton Steck; L'arpa festante; Matthew Halls Beethoven & Pössinger: Violin Concertos
96
Antoine Torunczyk; Manfredo Kraemer; Peter Spissky; Bjarte Eike; Fredrik From; Concerto Copenhagen; Lars Ulrik Mortensen J.S. Bach: Violin Concertos, BWV 1041-1043 & Oboe Concerto, BWV 1060R
44.1
Anne Schwanewilms; Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Cornelius Meister Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder - Tannhäuser - Tristan und Isolde
48
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble Schubert: 'Trout' Quintet - Adagio and Rondo Concertante
96
Anna Górecka; Carol Wincenc; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Antoni Wit Górecki: Concerto-Cantata - Little Requiem for a Certain Polka - Three Dances - Harpsichord Concerto (Piano Version)
96
Anett Fritsch; Münchner Rundfunkorchester; Alessandro De Marchi Mozart: Arien
48
Andreas Ottensamer Brahms: The Hungarian Connection
96
Anna Clyne, Cornelius Dufallo & Amy Kauffman The Violin
48
Avalon String Quartet Illuminations: Britten - Debussy - Garrop - Golijov
96
Aleksandrs Antonenko; Krassimira Stoyanova; Carlo Guelfi; Barbara di Castri; Juan Francisco Gatell; Michael Spyres; Paolo Battaglia; Eric Owens; David Govertsen; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Chicago Children's Choir; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Riccardo Muti Verdi: Otello
88.2

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions