Ear, Mind, I Our seventh CD is a seeming hodge-podge with a logic behind it that makes perfect sense to us. How do we choose our music? Through the interaction of the ear, the mind, and the I – the personal response the music evokes in us. Through the eleven years of our existence, we have all gotten more involved with composing, and this disc contains works by band members Jon Nelson, John Ferrari, and Josef Burgstaller.
We continue to adapt works which have not been conceived for brass (but should have been!), such as the music of Frank Zappa (an enormous and ongoing source of inspiration to us), music from the Caribbean, and rock. Finally, the centerpieces of this album: Tom Piersons Brass Quintet, a work of monumental impact, and Su Lian Tans Moo Shu Wrap Rap, which creates a brilliant brass vocabulary from scratch and which is one of our most appreciated concert works.
There is no need here to use your shuffle setting – everything is pre-shuffled, thrown into the pot together. Enjoy! Meridian Arts Ensemble
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