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ARTIST
TITLE
Nikko Wolverine
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CB 003CD CB 003CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/27/2000

"'Nikko Wolverine' (1999) is a three-movement piece scored for various bowed and struck metal instruments in non-tempered tunings. These instruments, which were designed and built by the composer, emit tones that are rich in complex harmonics and often sound more electronic than acoustic. 'Tons Tons Macoutes' (1999) is a texturally dense work for Smith's metal instruments. It is almost glacial in both its presence and its pace, and it might call to mind certain musique concrète works. 'Genus, Sho-Bud' and the hymn-like 'Near the Divide', both composed in 1999, feature the composer on pedal-steel guitar. The first of these works utilizes a highly processed sound and unfolds through series of harmonic suspensions. Chas Smith, a Los Angeles-based composer and performer in the American maverick tradition of Harry Partch, creates much of his music from exotic instruments of his own design."