Boomkat Product Review:
The first release outside Japan by one of contemporary music’s most original and underappreciated composers. Born in the Phillipines in 1900, maceda has been creating remarkable compositions, often for large ensembles of the same instrument, for over fifty years. this cd brings together three very different pieces from his enormous catalogue; an hypnotic score for an ensemble of forty bamboo flutes, one of his most dynamic orchestral compostions, performed brilliantly by the manila symphony orchestra under his own direction, and one of the strangest masses ever written for gongs, voices and bamboos, recorded live in a Phillipino open air temple. an incredibly exciting release of rarely heard music by a rarely-heard-from and unjustly-obscure composer.