Erik Lindgren - Erik Lindgren Scores! (CD)
Release Date: 01/01/00
7 Acoustic Chamber Works with bonus CD-ROM from Birdsongs of the Mesozoic keyboardist
Drawing from wildly diverse influences such as the French Impressionists, Anton Webern, Brian Eno and Pere Ubu (the band), Boston composer Erik Lindgren presents seven of his chamber works for acoustic instruments. Package includes a bonus CD-ROM which contains custom-created movies employing Lindgren's Sonic Visualization treatment to four of these works. Erik Lindgren Scores! acknowledges the artist's deep-rooted sensitivity and allegiance to the Classical tradition and is a logical extension of his twenty-year tenure with the breakthrough modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. These crafted compositions capture Lindgren's 180-degree musical vision in which academic, psychedelic, ambient and punk aesthetic logically meld into one voice. This 2-CD set includes a 12-page booklet with extensive liner notes and biographical information. Lindgren received his MA in music composition and piano performance in 1977 and has studied with T.J. Anderson, Richard Hervig, Donald Jenni, and Alfred Nieman. For over twenty years, he has possibly logged in more airplay than Steve Reich, due to his countless jingles and commercial scores which permeate the airwaves. Lindgren also passionately runs Arf! Arf!, a reissue label dedicated to the preservation of '60s Garage/Psychedelic rock and 'Incredibly Strange Music.' 'Erik Lindgren scores consummate musicianship from the spatially abstract to a defining American vernacular. Erik Lindgren is American music.' 'Van Dyke Parks.
|Run Time: 68 mins|