There is an Aristotelian notion that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This is a concept known as emergence. In his quintet Amidst, John Ling has taken this concept to heart,...
Dedicated to legendary percussionist and educator Charles Dowd, Alan Keown's Partials is a drummy, raucous work for unpitched percussion quartet. Each of the four players has an identical setup of...
"Smoke and mirrors" is a metaphor that suggests deception by distractions and tricks, thus obscuring a larger truth. In Thom Hasenpflug's Smoke and Mirrors, the symbolism of the expression is...
Yurikago is a Japanese folk song by composer Shinsaku Kusakawa. In her description of the piece, arranger Rika Fujii states that it is a song her mother used to sing to her as a...
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