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Gordon, Michael (Composer) & Icebreaker (Performers). MICHAEL GORDON: TRANCE. New York City, NY: Cantaloupe Records, 2004. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

New Recording of the composer's landmark work. One of Michael Gordon's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Compact Disc. There is no ISBN. The CD is now scarce. Presents Michael Gordon's "Trance". A hypnotic dream-scape in sound that, not surprisingly, caused a sensation upon its release. "Aggressive, hair-raising, and unstoppable. Icebreaker re-mixed and re-mastered the ground-breaking work for its release in conjunction with the Contemporary Music Network Tour in the United Kingdom, plus concert dates in The Netherlands and Germany. A kaleidoscope of pan-pipe melodies and provocative rhythms featuring Icebreaker's aggressively virtuosic sound" (The Wall Street Journal). "I knew right away that this piece was for Icebreaker. I had been working with them for several years and they were everything that every other ensemble was not. The first time I met them, they took me to a cottage outside of London where they rehearsed all day long for four days straight. At the end of each day, they would quit rehearsing and after a group dinner, they would start playing tapes for each other and talk about music. This went on until 4 AM. Their openness and flexibility allowed me to imagine music with a strong rhythmic pulse, written down with no one playing the beat and no one playing on the beat. Icebreaker have trained themselves to play in independent interlocking units going on simultaneously, like all the different thoughts in one's head, like being able to hear all the music going on everywhere in the world in one's head, at the same time" (Michael Gordon). An absolute "must-have" title for Michael Gordon and Icebreaker 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. This is one of very few such signed copies of the CD still 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 B004H4QIYW. $30.00

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