℗ 2016 New Focus Recordings
Duration 1h 10m 37s
Record Label New Focus Recordings
Catalogue No. FCR173
Release Date October 14, 2016
Genre Classical

David Smooke: Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Various Artists

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Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
David Smooke; David Smooke; Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble; Harlan D. Parker
Transgenic Fields, Dusk
David Smooke; Karl Larson
A Baby Bigger Grows than Up was, Vol. 1: A to Breathing
David Smooke; loadbang
Some Details of Hell
David Smooke; Lisa Perry; Lunar Ensemble; Gemma New
David Smooke; David Smooke
21 Miles to Coolville
David Smooke; Michael Harley
Digital Booklet
Duration    1h 10m 37s
Composer and Peabody Conservatory of Music faculty member David Smooke is a sonic tour guide leading a polystylistic and expressive journey that explores, in his own words, "alien topographies" and "unreal landscapes." Smooke employs a wide range of methods to paint his sound world, including microtonality, a deft timbral and orchestrational brush stroke and extended performance techniques. This release features his works across the instrumental spectrum, from the title piece, a toy piano concerto with wind ensemble, to the multitrack composition of layered bassoons, 21 Miles to Coolville.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – New Focus Recordings Studio Masters

Track 4 – 20-bit PCM Recording engineer: Scott Metcalfe (except Track 6, Jeff Francis) Recording location: Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (except Track 6, University of South Carolina) Recording dates: Track 1 - April 23, 2014 Track 2 - February 6, 2014 Track 3 - October 22, 2013 Track 4 - April 11, 2014 Track 5 - August 12, 2014

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