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Andriessen, Louis; Gordon, Michael; Lang, David; Wolfe, Julia & Bang On A Can (Performers) . BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS: BIG BEAUTIFUL DARK AND SCARY. New York City, NY: Cantaloupe Records, 2012. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 2 pages. As New.

Commemorative Double-Disc Release. The single best introduction to the ground-breaking music of Bang On A Can. The first and only edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Slipcased Compact Disc Set. There is no ISBN. The CD is now scarce. Presents Bang On A Can All-Stars' "Big Beautiful Dark And Scary". Some of the greatest music the ensemble has performed from twenty-five years of The Absolute Best in cutting-edge, new music, in all-new recordings. "Shows off their poly-rhythmic virtuosity in a return to the core Bang On A Can sound: An un-categorizable part-classical ensemble, part-rock band, and part-jazz sextet. Recorded in New York City, all of the music, including the arrangements of the works by Conlon Nancarrow, were written for and premiered by Bang On A Can. The title track was written by Julia Wolfe. Standing with her young children two blocks from Twin Towers when the planes hit, 'Big Beautiful Dark And Scary' captures the feverish post-Apocalyptic feeling of living in the wake of 9/11 with an ominous, full-throttle wall of sound" (Publisher's blurb). Features brand-new tracks by THE Who's Who of contemporary music: Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, David Longstreth, Kate Moore, and Evan Ziporyn. An absolute "must-have" title for Bang On A Can collectors. This copy of the Slipcased Double Compact Disc (CD) is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen-marker by Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, David Longstreth, Kate Moore, Julia Wolfe, and Evan Ziporyn. It is signed directly within the slipcase itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a great collection. 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. Some of the most brilliant composers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL GORDON, DAVID LANG, JULIA WOLFE, AND BANG ON A CAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B006J7YIOC. $50.00

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