Brink

Meridian Arts Ensemble

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

On this disc, we present three commissioned pieces, each of which we hope will become a major contribution to the literature. For a long time, we have wanted to design concert programs with just a few large scale works, each of which developed its ideas fully. Now the repertoire is growing, and we are on the brink of something new. All three of these pieces draw on various styles of music available to today’s listener, from free improvisation in a densely notated art-rock setting to evocations of African vocal polyphony, from oblique references to 1970’s television themes to the rhythms and intonations of a sermonizing preacher. Yet each piece creates its own unique style and language. We recorded this CD in the Doopsgezinde Kerk in the town square of Deventer, Holland, in a large pedestrian plaza referred to locally as Brink.

Tracklist

1.
Corpus - Antiphon
00:43
2.
Corpus - Introit
02:21
3.
Corpus - Shot
04:26
4.
Corpus - Kreuz_Manner
01:46
5.
Corpus - De Profundis
03:39
6.
Corpus - Sermon
05:53
7.
Beyond The Curve
13:39
8.
Andante & Allegretto In C, Kv 402 (385E) - Allegro Moderato
00:39
9.
Andante & Allegretto In C, KV 404 (385D) - Andante
01:18
10.
Andante & Allegretto In C, KV 404 (385D) - Allegretto
00:49
11.
Sonata In Bb, KV8 - Allegro
01:37
12.
Sonata In Bb, KV8 - Andante Grazioso
02:37
13.
Sonata In Bb, KV8 - Menuet I & II
00:24
14.
Sonata In Eb, KV 380 - Allegro
02:04
15.
Sonata In Eb, KV 380 - Andante Con Moto
01:12
16.
Sonata In Eb, KV 380 - Rondeau_ Allegro
00:03
17.
Slim In Beaten Dreamers - Rmedial, Eminent Brass
00:26
18.
Slim In Beaten Dreamers - Manliest Base Reminder
00:23
19.
Slim In Beaten Dreamers - Able, Saner Determinism
03:47
20.
Slim In Beaten Dreamers - A Mean, Dim Terribleness
01:01
21.
Slim In Beaten Dreamers - Steamier Limb Ensnared
02:49
22.
Slim In Beaten Dreamers - Merriest, Blamed, Insane
00:58

Total time: 00:52:34

Additional information

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul T3 series

Digital Converters

Meitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Doopgezinde Kerk Deventer, The Netherlands 2006

Recording Software

Pyramix bij Merging

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Awards

SKU

23206

Release Date March 3, 2015
SKU 23206

Press reviews

Klassieke Zaken

Swingende muziek van jonge Amerikaanse componisten. Pakkende titels voor de vele muzikale haarspeldbochten die the Meridians eerder op- dan terugschakelend nemen (…) (…) Een onvergetelijke ervaring!!

Luister

Na 8 jaar radiostilte, veroorzaakt door het vertrek van de trompettist en een lange zoektocht plus inspeeltijd voor vervanger, is er dan eindelijk cd (een super audio) nummer acht!! De muziek op deze cd is moeilijk te classificeren, ze hoort eigenlijk thuis in de rubriek Niemandsland, met invloeden van jazz- ,world-, rock- en computermuziek. Piepknars is het zeker niet, interessant altijd en gemakzuchtig nooit. Dit laatste geldt ook voor de supervirtuozen die dit ensemble vormen, en al evenzeer voor opnameleider en technicus Jared Sacks.

American Record Guide

Meridian plays well and enthusiastic

Classics Today

Meridian has made eight recordings on Channel Classics. All those I’ve heard are well worth owningOn all of its discs Meridian has displayed a talent for discovering nuggets of good music amid much modernist dross. Happily, this trend continues here: all three works, while modern and dissonant, are well-made and excitingexhilarating energyChannel Classics is one of the best of several small labels that continue to trump the so-called “major” classical labels in all important aspects: artist development, imaginative repertoire choices, and clean, powerful sound. It’s difficult to imagine any other company better suited to ideally exploit the multilayered aspects of the Meridian’s individual technical skills and precision ensemble. All of this is presented in multi-channel SACD that is as brilliant and natural as you will hear anywhere. If you have an interest in good new music, I recommend this release highly; if you are a brass fanatic, the disc is mandatory 10/10

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