Label: Arthrob - 3984 22992 2 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Classical • Style: Post-Modern, Experimental, Contemporary
· Weather is an audio recording of Michael Gordon 's multimedia production of the same name. It's played by the string orchestra Ensemble Resonanz, whose performance Gordon later manipulated in a studio, adding electronic effects. Weather benefits substantially from Gordon 's tinkering: a reasonably hip armchair techno beat enlivens "Weather Two," and elsewhere the ambient noise and 10/10(1).
Gordon and the rest of the Bang on a Can team are often seen as Steve Reich's proteges, but this is closer to the harmonically rich orchestral scores of Reich's rival (and nemesis) Philip Glass. Only Weather Three with it's sampled air-raid siren's phasing is Reichian, and this is the only weak part /5(8).
Michael Gordon (2) Profile: The classically trained composer was born in and works in art installations, video scores and film. He is also one of the founders and artistic directors of New York's Bang On A Can ensemble and festival, together with his wife Julia Wolfe, and David Lang. Sites: , Wikipedia,
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Michael Gordon’s music merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power embodying, in the words of The New Yorker‘s Alex Ross, “the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz and the intransigence of classical modernism.”.
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