American Minimalist composer Tom Johnson has collected a global village of ethnic pluckery to perform his latest composition PLUCKING for nine different plucked instruments (2015). Persian tar, African kora, Indian sitar, Arabic oud, and Japanese koto—along with Western bass, guitar, harp & harpsichord—create a glittering masterpiece of interlocking timbres and patterns, after each instrument performs one of his famed Rational Melodies in pure intonation.
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Turtle Feet – Simple Growth represents an investigation into the intersections of microtonal or over-tonal string works, electronic processing of solo viola, chamber compositions that privilege improvisation, and site-specific sound projects.
released June 30, 2017
New Branch Records, 2017
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