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NEW WORLD RECORDS
"Daniel Goode (b. 1936) is a fan of (in his own words) 'minimalist thinking and process thinking,' the 'longform,' and 'the trance effect that repetition brings about.' Comprising solo, chamber, and orchestral works, these four pieces span his career as a composer. The earliest, the 'Sonata for Clarinet and Piano' (1959 - 60),reflects his early interests and influences. Using the harmonically enhanced vocabulary of neoclassicism, the sonata is a fast-slow-fast, three-movement tour-de-force similar in many ways to 'the neoclassic sweetness and pizzazz' of Poulenc's three-movement clarinet sonata composed two years later. Goode later learned circular breathing and developed his own approach to minimalism and 'process music.' 'Circular Thoughts' (1974) for solo clarinet, a twenty-minute guided improvisation, is also a process piece with specific scales and suggestions about tempo, articulations, timbre, and dynamics. Representing both the ideas of gradual process and resultant patterns commonly associated with the music of Steve Reich, 'Circular Thoughts' highlights the trance-like quality of relentlessly repeating melodic patterns and cyclic ostinatos. 'Annbling' (2006, rev. 2007), was composed for the Flexible Orchestra, a new concept in orchestral sound designed by Goode in 2004."
"A 75 minute suite for solo clarinet, begun in 1979 and completed in 1991, using all of Daniel Goode's virtuosic techniques distilled into sixteen 'Songs Without Words', a poetics of the new clarinet...Most use circular breathing for continuity and use alternate fingerings which produce non-tempered intervals with unusual, striking timbres."
Index of Artists