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David Lang: Pierced - Andrew Russo (synthesizer); Andrew Russo (piano); Evan Ziporyn (clarinet); Real Quiet; Theo Bleckmann (vocals);...
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  1. Pierced, for cello, piano, synthesizer, percussion & orchestra
  2. Heroin, song
  3. Cheating, Lying, Stealing, for bass clarinet, cello, piano & 2 percussionists
  4. How to Pray, for cello, piano, electric guitar & drums
  5. Wed, for piano & synthesizer

New York-based composer David Lang was associated with the ensemble Bang on a Can, and the pieces on this album share an orientation toward percussion as well as clear but unconventional use of tonal relationships. The highlight for many will be the first work on the program, Pierced, written in 2007. It's a concerto of sorts, with a trio of cello, piano, and percussion arrayed against a string group. There is no solo-tutti contrast; however, each group conducts its own monologue but subtly influences (or perhaps pierces -- ...

David Lang: Pierced 2008, Naxos

UPC: 636943961520

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