Vestiges

by Monroe Golden

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Vestiges is a scored for metals and metallic models, with alternating sections loosely based on ferric folksongs and a large-gaited jazz standard. Underlying the folksong sections are "hank drums" tuned to overtone relationships, with equal-tempered F as fundamental (drum 1), as 7th partial (drum 2), as 11th partial (drum 3), and as 23rd partial (drum 4). In the other sections, audio clips exploit the pitch drift that naturally occurs when certain Justly Tuned chords progress with common tone linkage.

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released February 15, 2016
Seth Noble, vibraphone and cymbals

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Monroe Golden New York, New York

Monroe Golden is a composer from rural Alabama whose works explore microtonal systems, described by critics as “delightfully disorienting,” “lovely, sumptuous, yet arcane,” and “irresistible music, full of wit and beauty.” There are two prior dedicated audio releases of his music: A Still Subtler Spirit (Living Artist Recordings, 2003), and Alabama Places (innova Recordings, 2007). ... more

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