Once considered to be a squeaky little pre-band instrument and the sole province of third grade children (it is still tainted by that image, to an extent), the lowly recorder is becoming more and more recognized as being both powerful and versatile. After a century and a half of extinction, it was initially revived in the early 20th century for the performance of historical music. But such an instrument must also function in the contemporary world to be truly a part of it. Due to the efforts of many recorder players and composers around the world, the recorder has now been established as an expressive tool for the interpretation and spontaneous creation of modern music.
This CD contains a superb sampling of recorder works from Japan, Italy, Mexico and Australia. Interspersed among these compositions are my own quirky improvisations, and Coltrane. All of this music was recorded at American Festival of Microtonal Music concerts in New York City. Since appearing on the very first AFMM concert, I have always found a home there for even my most extremely explorative efforts.
I hope this CD will serve as a testament to the recorder's expressive potential
The American Festival of Microtonal Music is privileged to present recorderist Pete Rose in the first CD devoted to his playing. Indeed, he is the only performer on the album. At the artist's request, the liner notes are not detailed so as to allow the music to speak for itself. The recording speaks reams.
All recordings "live" from AFMM concerts
Recording Engineer: Norman Greenspan
Edited/Mastered by Joe Gauci
CD Cover Artist: Orlanda Brugnola
Type Design: Dolores Cotton and V9 Digital
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Support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Maldeb Foundation