Boomkat Product Review:
Electroacoustic composer Noah Creshevsky can boast an academic background working under giants in the field Berio and Boulanger. He's been composing since 1971, and this wealth of experience certainly shines through on this collection, which draws together pieces dating between 1997 and present day.
His range of sounds is extensive to say the least, with material taking in both explicitly electronic compositions as well as more subtle, interactive music, incorporating live performance and realtime electronic manipulations.
The most recent piece here, 'Red Carpet' is a mosaic of edited brass and string recordings, fashioned with the utmost fluidity, while elsewhere it's harder to tell what's happening live and what's down to studio processing and artificial means. Some of the most impressive work on the disc comes in the area of experimental vocal pieces. 'Psalmus XXIII' and 'Jubilate' strike up a balance between classical discipline and noisy abandon reminiscent of Maja Ratkje's most technical and disciplined work, whist 'Free Speech' sets trombone and clarinet phrases against demented Jaap Blonk-style slapstick improvisations for voice.