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Gordon, Michael (Composer) & Basel Sinfonietta (Performers). MICHAEL GORDON: DECASIA: THE FIRST EDITION. New York City, NY: Cantaloupe Records, 2002. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Debut Recording of the composer's landmark work. One of Michael Gordon's finest achievements. The 2002 First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the 2011 Reissued Edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Compact Disc only that sold out shortly after its release. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. Presents, in its very first release, Michael Gordon's "Decasia". Pronounced as "di-KA-zha", the soundtrack to Bill Morrison's film of the same name. Premiered at the Sundance, Rotterdam, and Edinburgh Film Festivals in 2002. "A large-scale, single-movement, relentlessly monumental work about decay - the decay of melody, of tuning, of classical music itself. Following the atmospheric ambience of his recent string orchestra piece, 'Weather', Michael Gordon's new work re-tunes a giant amplified orchestra (the Basel Sinfonietta) to resemble a piano fallen from a great height. With gripping strings, four de-tuned pianos, and massive winds and brass, the huge sound comes out of electronica and Mahler at the same time. Stratospheric harmonies decay one into another, giant blocks of sounds shift and fall like an earthquake giving off a tremendous energy. At the 2002 premiere performance, the Basel Sinfonietta stood on a triangular pyramid three-tiers high, completely surrounding the audience within" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Michael Gordon and Basel Sinfonietta collectors. This copy of the Compact Disc (CD) is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen-marker in front by Michael Gordon. It is signed directly on the cover itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Edition available online, is enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Because of its very limited number, its collectible value will not only keep but increase over time. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant composers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL GORDON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B0001L7RQ8. $50.00

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