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Modes: Society of Composers, Inc., Vol. 30

Various Artists

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1.1
As Far as Possible
Karen Keyhani; Pouya Saraei; Matka Ensemble; Élodie Virot; Clothilde Ramond; Isabel Villanueva; Guillaume Quartenoud; Elena Schwarz
13:10
1.2
Valence III
Robert A. Baker; Howard Niblock; Miyoko Grine-Fisher; Alexv Rolfe
5:56
1.3
Princess Ka'iulani
Nolan Stolz; Melanie Chirignan
5:40
5 Songs of Love  
1.4
No. 1. Daybreak in Alabama
Arthur Gottschalk; Karol Bennett; Gotham Quartet
5:24
1.5
No. 2. The One Who Stayed
Arthur Gottschalk; Karol Bennett; Gotham Quartet
4:43
1.6
No. 3. Sun Song
Arthur Gottschalk; Karol Bennett; Gotham Quartet
2:02
1.7
No. 4. An Aged Woman
Arthur Gottschalk; Karol Bennett; Gotham Quartet
3:48
1.8
No. 5. Hemos Perdido Aun
Arthur Gottschalk; Karol Bennett; Gotham Quartet
4:36
1.9
Melodía sin melodía
Benjamin Whiting; Benjamin Whiting
7:43
1.10
A Mournful Cry
Austin Ho Kwen Yip; Chiu Tan Ching
9:50
1.11
Acoustic Field
Chin Ting Chan; Justin Lee; Jonathan Szin; Daniel Temkin; Preben Antonsen; Cassandra Bequary; Anne Suda; Greg Simon
8:11
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Total Playing Time    71:03
Modes is the 30th edition of the celebrated Society of Composers, Inc. series, containing a diverse array of compositions with influences from around the world and experiences that are fresh and thrillingly avant-garde. The album’s contributions span the globe, showcasing exciting musical elements ranging from an ancient Chinese zither-like instrument to the Persian santour. Nolan Stolz’s Princess Ka‘iulani calls on the soloist to sing, speak and whisper fragments of Hawaiian words and phrases into a flute, while Arthur Gottschalk’s song cycle for soprano and string quartet, Five Songs of Love, features poems from diverse sources including Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The works presented here vividly display each composer's unique blend of understanding, ingenuity and craft.
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Track 1: recorded at Studio Ernest-Ansermet in Geneva, Switzerland Sound engineer: Christophe Egea Track 2: recorded live April 1, 2011 at the College Music Society 2011 Great Lakes Conference Composer’s Concert, Lawrence University in Appleton WI Track 3: recorded at UNLV Recording Studio in Las Vegas NV Producer: Nolan Stolz Engineer: Chuck Foley Tracks 4 - 8: recorded at Stude Hall, Rice University, in Houston TX Producer and recording engineer: Andrew Bradley Track 9: piccolo, flute and bass flute samples by Melody Chua and recorded April 4 and October 3, 2014 at Experimental Music Studios, University of Illinois, in Urbana IL Track 10: recorded April 18, 2012 at Recording Studio, Hung Hing Ying Building, The University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, China Recording engineer: Yip Ho Kwen Austin Track 11: recorded August 17 - 18, 2011 at San Francisco Community Music Center in San Francisco CA Producer: Melos Music, LLC Mixing and mastering: Tony Bella Executive producer: Bob Lord Executive A&R: Sam Renshaw A&R: Chris Robinson Recording session manager: Matt Konrad Audio director: Jeff LeRoy Production engineer: Nate Hunter Art and production director: Brett Picknell Graphic design: Ryan Harrison and Emily Roulo Marketing: Morgan MacLeod

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