Keith Lo Bue
Like a beautiful organic motor, this piece just launches and floats in a beautiful space. Recommended for fans of fellow Brooklynites Bing & Ruth’s Species release. Siegel has been composing these carpets of interlocking mallets for a long time, and this one is simply transcendent. So recommended.
Science is Only a Sometimes Friend is scored for eight glockenspiels and organ. The constant chiming of the glockenspiels creates a halo of harmonic activity around the performers that shifts depending upon the location of the listener. This mysterious whistle is anticipated, yet oddly vague, sometimes more present and other times hidden. The piece tests the science of attention and the counterpoint of daydreams.
“Hypnotic cloud of chiming tones” – The New Yorker
released May 5, 2011
Glockenspiels: Mantra Percussion - Joe Bergen, Al Cerulo, Mike McCurdy, Justin Wolf, Levy Lorenzo, Chris Graham, Mike Pride, Sam Sowyrda. Organ: Aaron Siegel.