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This installment features works from seven SCI composers: Doron Kima's As From a Dream focuses on changes in texture as well as symmetry, developing varying thematic episodes throughout; Metamorphoses II by Clifton Callender is a gradual transformation of musical figures, employing harmonic extensions typical of folk fiddling; Jorge Variego, in Walls (flute nonet), presents a study on perception, using a nine-note block and rotating it in many directions as if it is three-dimensional; Alex Freeman's Night on the Prairies, taking its name from a Walt Whitman poem, preserves the purity of the mid-West prairies and alludes to simple campfire tunes of the region; Wing Over Wing, Eric Nathan's song-cycle, explores the various concepts associated with the definition of flight, taking imagery from Whitman's poems and his own; Chris Arrell's piece Narcissus/Echo pulls imagery from the Greek mythology, depicting the continual rippling theme of Narcissus' reflection, which becomes the source of Echo's repetitive calls; October by Philip Carlsen presents a succession of "rapid, metrically-shifting" arpeggiations as well as an exploration of voicing and doublings that trick the mind into hearing a piano of equal temperament as out of tune. This compilation reflects the diversity and originality of techniques coming from some of today's most talented composers.
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