Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 3, 2017
Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music

Joel Sachs, "Henry Cowell: A Man Made of Music"
English | ISBN: 0195108957, 0190227923 | 2012 | 624 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at June 9, 2017
Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993) (Repost)

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 59:45 | 278 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Smithsonian Folkways | Catalog: SF 40801

At last, a re-issue of the 1963 recording of Cowell playing several of his piano works in his casual style, so that the listener regards the unusual sounds and techniques as completely natural within the context of each piece's imagery. A recording of the complete piano works is definitely needed, but this CD, with Cowell's spoken commentary at the end, is a precious thing to have at the moment.

Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)  Music

Posted by basa005 at June 7, 2010
Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)

Henry Cowell - New Music: Piano Compositions (1999)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery)| 186 Mb
Classical | New Albion Records NA 103 CD

Henry Cowell - Mosaic (1999)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at April 27, 2008
Henry Cowell - Mosaic (1999)

Henry Cowell: Mosaic (1999)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 503 MB
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Poised over the keyboard, with forearms pounding out thunderous clusters of sound-that is how Henry Cowell (1897-1965) has entered popular imagination. During the 1920s, he crisscrossed the United States and Europe, gaining notoriety for his physicality with the piano and the unorthodox sounds that resulted. But this composer of clusters also wrote singable tunes. The composer of clusters also produced consonance. And, this guru of American experimentalism also respected tradition, whether of the East or the West. Cowell's tremendous innovation went on to influence generations of composers afterwards, from John Cage to Frank Zappa.These various and contradictory sides of Cowell the composer are most evident in his chamber music. The resulting "Mosiac" is revealed on this 2-CD set, with works spanning his career from his youth in California in 1916 to two years before his death in New York in 1963.

Henry Cowell - Piano Music (Smithsonian/Folkways)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at April 25, 2008
Henry Cowell - Piano Music (Smithsonian/Folkways)

Henry Cowell: Piano Music (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE & CUE) | 248 MB

The deceptively simple title notwithstanding, this disc can be described as anything but. Cowell’s signing with Mose Asch’s Folkways label makes perfect sense since both viewed sounds of any stripe and sort as potential conveyers of musical and cultural information. He regularly looked to the natural and industrial worlds as sources of inspiration, rigorously eschewing conventional structures and patterns in his piano works. He also pioneered elements of atonality and "extended techniques" such as venturing into the innards of his instrument to maneuver the strings directly. The nineteen pieces collected here are mainly representative of his early works, which made groundbreaking use of tonal clusters amongst other innovations.
Rudhyar - Crawford - Ruggles - Cowell - American Ultramodernists 1920-1950 (2005)

Rudhyar - Crawford - Ruggles - Cowell - American Ultramodernists 1920-1950 (2005)
EAC RIP | APE + CUE + LOG | COVER + BOOK | RAR FILES (3% recovery) | 164 Mb
Classical | Dabringhaus & Grimm MDG 613 1265-2

Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)  Music

Posted by Piterets at Oct. 30, 2016
Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)

Ralph Samuelson - The Universal Flute (2016)
Contemporary Classical, World | Innova 942 | 2016 | EAC (FLAC image, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts
Ralph Samuelson (shukuhachi), Yoko Hiraoka (koto, shamisen and voice), Tomoko Sugawara (kugo harp), Steve Gorn (bansuri)

Shakuhachi players of old followed the path of ichion-jobutsu, or “enlightenment in a single tone.” The spiritual element of the simple bamboo flute with its notched mouthpiece and five fingerholes is essential to its existence, and part of what led Henry Cowell to refer to it as “the universal flute.” Ralph Samuelson’s album shares that name, and presents remarkably evocative works for the shakuhachi by American composers.

Stephanie Cowell - Il matrimonio delle sorelle Weber  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Karabas91 at Aug. 17, 2017
Stephanie Cowell - Il matrimonio delle sorelle Weber

Stephanie Cowell - Il matrimonio delle sorelle Weber
Italian | 2004 | 344 pages | ISBN: 8865592109 | EPUB | 0,3 MB
James Tenney - Pika-Don - Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble Conducted By Jan Williams (2004) {Hat Hut Records hat[now] ART 151}

James Tenney - Pika-Don - Maelström Percussion Ensemble Conducted By Jan Williams (2004) {Hat Hut Records hat[now] ART 151}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 290 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997, 2004 Hat Hut Records | hat[now] ART 151
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Percussion

Tenney has often characterized himself as a kind of “tone scientist”, that is, one working on an almost microscopic level with the primary materials of sound in order to expand our knowledge of its properties (what makes it what it is) and perceptual identity (how we respond to it). To do so, he has composed music that isolates the components of sound production into their most basic acoustic phenomena; music that explores and illuminates the subatomic pitch relationships within the harmonic series; music that combines these pitches into complexes motivated by systematic patterns or chance procedures.

Kronos Quartet - Short Stories (1993) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 28, 2017
Kronos Quartet - Short Stories (1993) (Repost)

Kronos Quartet - Short Stories (1993)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:15:05 | 350 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Nonesuch | Catalog: 7559793102

Pieces by nine very different composers make up this fascinating collection of works for string quartet entitled Short Stories, performed by the Kronos Quartet. Elliott Sharp's Digital (1986) is a hard-edged rhythmic study using the instrument bodies as drums, with objects inserted in the strings to create rattling, shaker, and tambourine-like sounds. Steve Mackey's arrangement (1989) of the classic Chicago blues tune "Spoonful" (1960), by the prolific Willie Dixon, exaggerates the gestures of the song and employs complex harmonies and modernistic devices like string crunches, etc. John Oswald's Spectre (1990) opens with the naive sound of the quartet tuning up.