David Felder - Inner Sky (2013)
Contemporary Classical, Electronic | Albany Records TROY1418 | 2013 | 54:14 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Full Scans | Various File Hosts | 216 MB
Slee Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra; Tom Kolor, percussion; James Baker, conductor; Ian Pace, piano; June in Buffalo Festival Brass; Magnus Martensson, conductor; Jon Nelson, trumpet; Sycil Mathai, trumpet; Adam Unsworth, horn; Ben Herrington, trombone; Jim Daniels, bass trombone; Magnus Andersson, guitar
David Felder’s (b. 1953) music may be somewhat difficult to categorize for the average listener. Electronics are an important component, not simply as an enhancement to human players in an orchestra, but as an additional instrument: a concerto for electronics and orchestra. This idea is beautifully expressed in the opening piece, “Tweener,” where electronics and the Slee Sinfonietta combine to give a feeling of the “music of the spheres.” Vigorous oscillations across many octaves from the very high to a descent well below the baseline by the rarely heard, contra-bass clarinet, attempt to express the feeling of infinite space.