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The project “Lifework: A Unity” is an overview of Philip Corner’s music, performed by Ensemble Hodos, and covering the five periods of Mr. Corner’s music over five CDs to be released successively.
This disc is the 3rd volume – and second to be released – of this project. The disc covers the years 1972-89, years which saw Corner starting teaching music theory at Livingston College. A return to analytical thinking was therefore needed, coinciding with his participation in the very first Gamelan dedicated to performing new music. Corner then started the incredibly rich series of 463 Gamelan Pieces, all digging in different ways relationships between pitches and durations.
The disc comes with a booklet with extensive liner notes by Philip Corner and scores extracts.