Eric Chasalow: Left To His Own Devices

Eric Chasalow is a composer and audio achivist. In addition to works for traditional instruments, Chasalow uses synthesizers and recordings from everyday life and academia to create pieces ranging from modern classical to post-bop jazz to avant-garde soundscapes. This CD contains works for duos, ensembles and orchestra from 1994-2000.
Left To His Own Devices
Released: 3/15/2003
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Eric Chasalow calls his work "mercurial" and attributes much of the sound and sensibility of his music to two enduring influences, Elliott Carter and John Cage.
Left To His Own Devices
Chasalow says the works on this recording come from three musical worlds: traditional instruments; instruments and tape; and tape.
In A Manner of Speaking
Chasalow says the energy in this piece is inspired by jazz improvisation.
Milton Babbitt at 80
Chasalow created this composer portrait for Milton Babbitt on his 80th birthday.
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