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Serious Business

Spektral Quartet

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1
Many Many Cadences
Sky Macklay; Spektral Quartet
8:36
The Ancestral Mousetrap  
2
I. Killing the Ape
David Reminick; Spektral Quartet
4:32
3
II. The Old Woman's Breakfast
David Reminick; Spektral Quartet
1:34
4
III. Oh My God I'll Never Get Home
David Reminick; Spektral Quartet
1:51
5
IV. Bringing a Dead Man Back Into Life
David Reminick; Spektral Quartet
4:17
6
V. The Ancestral Mousetrap
David Reminick; Spektral Quartet
4:08
String Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 33, "The Joke"  
7
I. Allegro moderato
Franz Joseph Haydn; Spektral Quartet
5:05
8
II. Scherzo. Allegro
Franz Joseph Haydn; Spektral Quartet
3:15
9
III. Largo e sostenuto
Franz Joseph Haydn; Spektral Quartet
4:47
10
IV. Presto
Franz Joseph Haydn; Spektral Quartet
3:12
Hack: Set 1  
11
No. 1. Lenny Bruce
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
3:34
12
No. 2. Sarah Silverman
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:50
13
No. 3. Dave Chappelle
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
1:03
Hack: Set 2  
14
No. 4. George Carlin
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
2:17
15
No. 5. Robin Williams 1
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:41
16
No. 6. Dick Gregory
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
1:35
17
No. 7. Professor Irwin Corey
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
1:12
Hack: Set 3  
18
No. 8. Rodney Dangerfield 1 - 2
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:16
19
No. 9. Sam Kinison
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
1:13
20
No. 10. Rodney Dangerfield 3
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:10
21
No. 11. Redd Foxx
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:53
22
No. 12. Rodney Dangerfield 4 - 5
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:14
23
No. 13. Kumail Nanjiani
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:44
24
No. 14. Rodney Dangerfield 6 - 7
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:22
25
No. 15. Mort Sahl
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
1:14
26
No. 16. Rodney Dangerfield 8
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:09
27
No. 17. Susie Essman
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:43
28
No. 18. Rodney Dangerfield 9
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
0:16
Hack: Set 4  
29
No. 19. Richard Pryor
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
2:19
30
No. 20. Robin Williams 2
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
1:02
31
No. 21. Ms. Pat
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
1:29
32
No. 22. Tig Notaro
Chris Fisher-Lochhead; Spektral Quartet
2:11
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:44
Grammy Award nomination - Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, 2016

"Album of the Week ... for all the easy delight these works afford the listener, they are from a compositional and performance standup works of great difficulty ... this is repertoire that makes serious demands on the performer and offers serious rewards for the listener. It just happens to be a lot of fun to listen to, as well."
- WQXR-FM

Serious Business unpacks the theme of humour in classical music through three works composed for the Spektral Quartet by inventive young composers, alongside one entry dating back to 1781. The Chicago-based quartet embarks on a wild ride, exploring a bevy of colourful musical ideas full of virtuosity and energy.
352.8 kHz / 24-bit, 192 kHz / 24-bit, 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 5.6448 MHz, 2.8224 MHz DSD – Sono Luminus Studio Masters

Recorded in DXD at 352.8 kHz / 24-bit
Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia, August 3 - 7, 2015
Producer: Dan Merceruio
Recording engineer, mixing and mastering engineer: Daniel Shores
Recording technician: David Angell
Editing engineer: Dan Merceruio
Photography: Elliot Mandel (p. 1, 11), Drew Reynolds (p. 6), Strider Jordan (pp. 3 - 5, 7 - 8)
Graphic design: Caleb Nei
Executive producer: Collin J. Rae

Mixed and mastered on Legacy Audio speakers
Recorded with Merging Technologies Horus
Mastered with Merging Technologies Hapi

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