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ARTIST
TITLE
Parallel Universe
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NW 80750CD NW 80750CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
2/11/2014

"Arthur Levering (b. 1953) is a musical mosaicist, creating patterns within patterns whose meanings change with the perspective of the listener. Moments of piquant color and gesture engage us on one level, but over time, and in combination with other such ideas they spin out the broad narrative, the winsome or lacerating or warm or athletic trajectory of phrase and episode. The works on this new collection -- for orchestra, string orchestra, large mixed ensemble, small ensemble with voice, and for two pianos -- cover a wide expressive and technical range, but the composer's elegant and rigorous use of patterns and their transformations is a consistent source of rich and vibrant energy. Various influences can be felt: rock music, with its ever-present pulse and energy, but also Baroque music, minimalism, and Indonesian gamelan. Particular composers, too, might be cited -- Franco Donatoni, Luciano Berio, György Ligeti. Still, Levering's work has its own distinctive sense of wit, its own pacing, and particular tendencies of instrumental color -- its own voice."