Webster Cycles


2008; CD-EP (US $9 post-paid); Cold Blue Music (CB0026), Los Angeles
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A single 30-minute piece for six trombones, all performed by J.A. Deane. The score consists of all the words in the dictionary that contain only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, arranged as a list in alphabetical order. The letters are played as musical pitches. Each word is played once, for the duration of one long breath; within that breath the length of the notes, phrasing, dynamics, timbre, and silences between words are all spontaneous.

Reviews: Amazing Sounds, Classical Net, Eartrip (scroll way down), Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, Gaz-Eta (scroll way down), Kathodik (in Italian), Musicweb International, Santa Fe Reporter, Sequenza21, Textura, Touching Extremes (scroll way down), Vital Weekly (scroll way down), The Wire (May 2008, not online)

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