Art And Music

Interestingly, within the liner notes Sanford states that the music for this piece was inspired by Pierre Boulez’ Repons and Olivier Messiaen’s St, Francis of Assisi, and it sounds it. Little if any of the actual music of this 12-minute piece derives from black music; it makes use of atonality and microtonalism to precise his angst, though there are moments of lyrical music right here and there which act as a quick lived foil to the basically microtonal construction of the work. Eric Nathan (b. 1983) is an American composer who, like most dwelling composers these days, apparently had no birthplace and no upbringing. He just sprang full-blown on the world of music, based on his “bio” (why don’t they just be honest and name them “puff blurbs”?).

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