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With Gregory Brown's FALL AND DECLINE on Navona Records, the composer chronicles the heights to which humanity can soar-but also the depths to which it may come crashing down. Scored for the solo voices of virtuosic vocal sextet Variant 6 and electronics, the sounds range from typical choral textures (though peppered with microtones) to angular and aggressive electronic soundscapes. The lyrics may span two-and-a-half millennia, but their spirit and subjects are abiding: humankind's struggle against the limitations of time, conflict, inevitable decay. Persian rulers of the fifth century BCE, Baroque historians, poets of the Victorian age, contemporary wordsmiths, they are all caught in a grander, timeless labor-as is every one of us. FALL AND DECLINE is a stern reminder of Humanity's ephemerality, but even more, it's a harbinger of hope, a celebration of creative endeavors despite perpetual adversity.
With Gregory Brown's FALL AND DECLINE on Navona Records, the composer chronicles the heights to which humanity can soar-but also the depths to which it may come crashing down. Scored for the solo voices of virtuosic vocal sextet Variant 6 and electronics, the sounds range from typical choral textures (though peppered with microtones) to angular and aggressive electronic soundscapes. The lyrics may span two-and-a-half millennia, but their spirit and subjects are abiding: humankind's struggle against the limitations of time, conflict, inevitable decay. Persian rulers of the fifth century BCE, Baroque historians, poets of the Victorian age, contemporary wordsmiths, they are all caught in a grander, timeless labor-as is every one of us. FALL AND DECLINE is a stern reminder of Humanity's ephemerality, but even more, it's a harbinger of hope, a celebration of creative endeavors despite perpetual adversity.
896931006590

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Format: Vinyl
Label: NAVONA
Rel. Date: 05/27/2022
UPC: 896931006590

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With Gregory Brown's FALL AND DECLINE on Navona Records, the composer chronicles the heights to which humanity can soar-but also the depths to which it may come crashing down. Scored for the solo voices of virtuosic vocal sextet Variant 6 and electronics, the sounds range from typical choral textures (though peppered with microtones) to angular and aggressive electronic soundscapes. The lyrics may span two-and-a-half millennia, but their spirit and subjects are abiding: humankind's struggle against the limitations of time, conflict, inevitable decay. Persian rulers of the fifth century BCE, Baroque historians, poets of the Victorian age, contemporary wordsmiths, they are all caught in a grander, timeless labor-as is every one of us. FALL AND DECLINE is a stern reminder of Humanity's ephemerality, but even more, it's a harbinger of hope, a celebration of creative endeavors despite perpetual adversity.
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