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1. Revolution 9 (The Beatles)

Revolution 9 (The Beatles)

OUT APRIL 29 on Cantaloupe Music From the liner notes: "Modernism scares people. Is it because it’s new? That can’t be the whole explanation, because everybody likes to discover new things, right? Maybe it's the amount of newness. While discovery always involves a degree of unfamiliarity, modernism can drive really far into unfamiliar territory, becoming distant from any known landmarks. So much unfamiliarity can be scary. It can even be alienating. The unpopularity of Revolution 9 (by one of the world’s most popular bands) is the evidence that the Beatles' experimentation with found sound, tape loops, and studio technology pushed their fans away. Revolution 9 is modernist because it is a song that’s not a song, something so unfamiliar that it not only breaks with the past, but also breaks its own category. Varèse’s Poème électronique must have also seemed like a categorical contradiction: poetry created on machines?! The piece—no less than its title—expresses his modernist zeal through never-had-a-past electronic sounds. 'The world is changing, and we change with it. The more we allow our minds the romantic luxury of treasuring the past in memory, the less able we become to face the future and determine the new values in it.'"

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2. Four

Four

Aphex Twin arr. Jessica Johnson and Payton MacDonald

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3. Zoetrope

Zoetrope

Music by Charlie Piper Performed by Alarm Will Sound Live at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 28, 2012

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4. Philosophy of the World

Philosophy of the World

Music by the Shaggs, arranged by Gavin Chuck Recorded by Alarm Will Sound

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5. roygbiv

roygbiv

Composed by Boards of Canada Arranged by Jason Price Performed live at Sacrum+Profanum September 20, 2013

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6. Spagliato For Matt Marks (gated Solo Horn With Artificial Reverberation DNremix)

Spagliato For Matt Marks (gated Solo Horn With Artificial Reverberation DNremix)

Remix by Daniel Neumann, Sound Engineer of Alarm Will Sound, of Matt Marks performing "Spagliato" by Oren Ambarchi (arranged by Marcos Balter). Matt's performance is from May 9, 2018. This would be Matt's final concert, he passed away May 11. From Daniel: "I spend the day yesterday listening to the horn track from our Wednesday concert and I was struck by Spagliato (Ital.: wrong, error, mistaken..). I couldn't stop listening to it and ended up making a remix, an attempt to extend his notes, sustaining them. I named it:: Spagliato, for Matt Marks (gated solo horn with artificial reverberation DNremix). No pressure to listen though, if it seems too early or wrong. Just wanted to share, in case someone finds it helpful as an anchor for their grief, which it provided for me."

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7. Blue Calx

Blue Calx

Aphex Twin arr. Caleb Burhans

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8. "You Are Not A Kid" from Paper Pianos

Music by Mary Kouyoumdjian Performed by Alarm Will Sound Live at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 30, 2016 "Paper Pianos" is a portrait piece about Milad Yousufi, a young refugee from Kabul, Afghanistan, whose life was threatened by the Taliban for pursuing music. According to the Taliban, music is forbidden in Islam. "You are not a kid" is the first movement of a larger work sharing Milad's incredible life story. It focuses primarily on his childhood during the civil war and integrates a prerecorded backing track excerpted from Mary's interview with him. This piece is dedicated to Milad, who despite the challenges this world has presented him with, carries an inspiring amount of optimism and joy for humanity.

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9. 86'd

86'd

Music by Ian Dicke Performed by Alarm Will Sound Caleb Burhans, countertenor Live at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 26, 2014

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10. Oh Ye Of Little Faith … (Do You Know Where Your Children Are )

Oh Ye Of Little Faith … (Do You Know Where Your Children Are )

Steve Reich refers to Caleb Burhans as "a unique, unusual, and distinctive voice" — all of which the young composer and multi-instrumentalist brings to bear on his Cantaloupe Music debut EVENSONG (July 30). Order now at iTunes and you'll get two exclusive bonus tracks: “In Time of Desperation” (with Caleb on piano) and “As Desperation Sets In” (Bill Kalinkos, clarinet and John Orfe, piano). Featuring ALARM WILL SOUND, the TRINITY WALL STREET CHOIR and the TARAB CELLO ENSEMBLE, the recording is a testament to Burhans' versatility as a composer and the defining statement of his complex connection to the church — an “emo-classical” epic where sacred meets secular in a pure, dynamic expression of musical influences that range from classical to ambient to post-rock. While the album presents motifs from the Christian church service (book-ended with the opening “Magnificat” and the closing “Nunc Dimittis,” recorded with the Trinity Wall Street Choir), it refracts them through the modern lens of new music and the avant garde. Order the CD, with liner notes by Grey Mcmurray, here: http://bangonacan.org/store/music/evensong

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11. Draw Me The Sun

Draw Me The Sun

Music by Greg Simon Performed by Alarm Will Sound Live at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 27, 2013

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12. [fuse]

[fuse]

Music by Nicholas Omiccioli Performed by Alarm Will Sound Live at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 26, 2014

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13. Cock - Ver 10

Cock - Ver 10

arranged by Stefan Freund

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14. Amidst Neptune

Amidst Neptune

Steve Reich refers to Caleb Burhans as "a unique, unusual, and distinctive voice" — all of which the young composer and multi-instrumentalist brings to bear on his Cantaloupe Music debut EVENSONG (July 30). Order now at iTunes and you'll get two exclusive bonus tracks: “In Time of Desperation” (with Caleb on piano) and “As Desperation Sets In” (Bill Kalinkos, clarinet and John Orfe, piano). Featuring ALARM WILL SOUND, the TRINITY WALL STREET CHOIR and the TARAB CELLO ENSEMBLE, the recording is a testament to Burhans' versatility as a composer and the defining statement of his complex connection to the church — an “emo-classical” epic where sacred meets secular in a pure, dynamic expression of musical influences that range from classical to ambient to post-rock. While the album presents motifs from the Christian church service (book-ended with the opening “Magnificat” and the closing “Nunc Dimittis,” recorded with the Trinity Wall Street Choir), it refracts them through the modern lens of new music and the avant garde. Order the CD, with liner notes by Grey Mcmurray, here: bangonacan.org/store/music/evensong

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15. Canzonas Americanas III. Montuno Blue

Canzonas Americanas  III. Montuno Blue

Derek Bermel, composer Performed by Alarm Will Sound

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16. Varèse - Poème électronique (Matt Huxley Remix)

Varèse - Poème électronique (Matt Huxley Remix)

Original track from "Alarm Will Sound Presents Modernists" available from Cantaloupe Records. https://alarmwillsound.bandcamp.com/album/alarm-will-sound-presents-modernists https://matthuxley.wordpress.com/ https://soundcloud.com/matthuxleymusic

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17. Urban Sprawl

Urban Sprawl

Written by Clint Needham Performed by Alarm Will Sound Live at the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, July 16, 2011

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18. Yo Shakespeare

Yo Shakespeare

Composed by Michael Gordon Performed by Alarm Will Sound

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