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New Music for a New Oboe, Vol. 2


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Christopher Redgate is undoubtedly one of the world’s finest exponents of the most advanced avant-garde music for the oboe. This sequel to ‘New Music for a New Oboe’ again features two new instruments developed by Redgate in order to explore more advanced techniques – the Howarth-Redgate Oboe and the Lupophon (a bass oboe), in works by five English composers. Utilising multiphonics and other techniques, Redgate produces a unique sound world, whether with piano (Hayden’s ‘surface/tension’, string quartet (The Colours of Dark Light) electronic wizardry (Unlocking the Grid), or overdubbing (Clepsydra). In most cases here especially the pieces by Hayden, Archbold and Ker, the composers worked in collaboration with Redgate to design works that were playable on the new instruments, though impossible on traditional oboes. The areas explored here include the extreme high range, various microtonal divisions and multiphonics – a repertoire of sounds and techniques for which the new instrument was designed with the intention, not only of meeting today’s demands, but also of building further potential into the instrument.
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Item number MSV28531
Barcode 809730853128
Release date 7/20/2018
Category Classical Music
Label METIER
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Redgate, Christopher
Ensemble Coull Quartet
Disc: 1
The Colours of Dark Light00:29:00
1 The Colours of Dark Light: I. Michael Berry. Sonic 00:07:34 Coull Quartet Redgate, Christopher
2 The Colours of Dark Light: II. Random Ph(r)ases 00:07:09 Coull Quartet Redgate, Christopher
3 The Colours of Dark Light: III. Tracking a Phase S 00:06:39 Coull Quartet Redgate, Christopher
4 The Colours of Dark Light: IV. The Colours of Dark 00:08:04 Coull Quartet Redgate, Christopher
Zechstein00:07:00
5 Zechstein 00:06:36 Redgate, Christopher
surface / tension00:13:00
6 Surface/Tension: I. — 00:04:56 Redgate, Christopher Robbings, Stephen
7 Surface/Tension: II. — 00:03:54 Redgate, Christopher Robbings, Stephen
8 Surface/Tension: III. — 00:03:38 Redgate, Christopher Robbings, Stephen
Clepsydra00:15:00
9 Clepsydra 00:15:18 Redgate, Christopher
Unlocking the Grid00:00:00
10 Unlocking the Grid 00:16:27 Archbold, Paul Redgate, Christopher
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