Boomkat Product Review:
Instrumental compositions by "post-minimalist" John McGuire who took classes with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Gottfried Michael Koenig, among others.
"Each of the compositions of American composer John McGuire describes, in its own way, a multi-dimensional sonic space which the listener can take in from various vantage points and, in so doing, experience the very same sound in different guises. Disc 1 - 1. Cadence Music for 21 instruments (1982-85, Ensemble Modern, Director: Ernest Bour) 2. Exchanges for string quartet and soprano (1998-2002, Julia Rempe, soprano; Pellegrini-Quartett); Disc 2 - 1. Decay for eight horns (1967-70, musikFabrik: Christine Chapman) 2. Frieze for four pianos (1969-74, musikFabrik)3. Music for horns, pianos and cymbals (1981, musikFabrik)"