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8. Mai. 2006, 19:35

This is one of my all-time favourite pieces. I first heard it as the soundtrack to a sketch by the master clown Slava Polunin. It left a strong impression on me. I presumed I would never hear the piece again, but bought John Surman's album on a recommendation and was delighted to find this track on it.
The synthesiser loop is hypnotic. About 5 minutes into the piece, the soprano sax and bass clarinet start to play in what sounds like a renaissance style. Not only is it polyrhythmic, but polytonal. Usually, a dread-work for modern-classical music, but the amazing thing is, it sounds just great!

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  • radiognome

    yes.. what a great song :)

    31. Dez. 2007, 22:43
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