|Composer||Lely/Grebtschenko/Anne La Berge/Redgate/Plein/Donald Bousted/Bryan/Cornelius Schwehr/Bailey/Ravasi/Michael Parsons/Jürg Frey/Michael. H Dixon/Garrido de la Rosa/Stuart Paul Duncan/Edwards/Haverstick|
|Label||Microtonal Projects (MPR 007 CD)|
19 short pieces in 19 divisions of the octave commissioned over a 5 year period by trumpeter Stephen Altoft - this is the first collection of pieces for this specially adapted instrument. 19 equal divisions of the octave, which are accessed using an additional valve and tubing, is very similar to third-comma meantone temperament which was discovered int he early 16th Century.
The pieces reflect a wide range of styles and countries with composers representing many different genres and approaches. Slightly more than half the tracks are for solo trumpet and others include electronics and voice. In one piece Altoft is joined by Lee Forrest Ferguson on woodblock.
Lasting for 70 minutes, this is the seventh in the series of Microtonal Project's releases.
This project is linked to a pdf book and many resources which are available free from the following website: www.microtonalprojects.com
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