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The Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po
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TZ 7012 TZ 7012
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"Composer, theorist, inventor of musical instruments, and one of the most colorful characters of the 20th century music, Partch (1901-1974) broke with Western tradition and forged a new music based on a more primal, corporeal integration of the elements of speech, rhythm and performance using the intrinsic music found in the spoken word, the principles of acoustic resonance and just-intonation. The Seventeen Lyrics of Li Po were composed between 1931 and 1933 and are among Partch's earliest extant compositions. They were composed for Intoning Voice and Partch's Adapted Viola, a hybrid instrument consisting of a cello neck grafted onto the body of a viola, its open strings sounding one octave below the violin. Partch used texts from the 8th century Chinese poet, Li Po. This is the 1st recording of all 17 of Partch's 'Lyrics of Li Po.'"