29 November, 2010

Meredith Monk - Atlas: An Opera in 3 Parts (1993) (eac-log-cover)

Meredith Monk - Atlas: An Opera in 3 Parts (1993)
avantgarde, contemporary | 2cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 680MB
ECM
Allmusic:
The soundtrack to Monk's 1993 opera Atlas does sound incomplete without the performance. And yes, it is long and difficult. And, in terms of Monk's self-professed ambition to make this release stand alone on the strength of the music only, it is a failure. But with knowledge of the libretto (luckily summarized in the CD booklet), this recording can easily be considered one of Monk's greatest works. Portraying the story of Alexandra, an adolescent girl/adult woman with dreams of exploration, the opera portrays her travels and experiences using very few actual words -- mostly assonant syllables. Dreamy and emotive for the first "Personal Climate" section, the mood of the piece becomes at times shrill, and at other times chaotic as Alexandra travels the world in the second "Night Travel" portion of the opera. The third and final part, "Invisible Light," closes the opera with a somewhat "celestial" sounding cadence. High points include "Ice Demons," "Choosing Companions," and "Airport."

Tracks:
cd1
-01. Atlas - Part 1: Personal Climate - Overture (Out Of Body 1) *Wilbur Pauley 3:07
-02. Atlas - Part 1: Personal Climate - Travel Dream Song *Dina Emerson 5:07
-03. Atlas - Part 1: Personal Climate - Home Scene *Wendy Hill 2:38
-04. Atlas - Part 1: Personal Climate - Future Quest (The Call) *Dina Emerson 11:15
-05. Atlas - Part 1: Personal Climate - Rite Of Passage A *Robert Een 0:57
-06. Atlas - Part 1: Personal Climate - Choosing Companions *Meredith Monk 7:44
-07. Atlas - Part 1: Personal Climate - Airport *Meredith Monk 9:19
-08. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Night Travel *Wayne Hankin 3:14
-09. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Guides' Dance *Allison Easter 1:51
-10. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Agricultural Community *Meredith Monk 14:36
cd2
-01. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Loss Song *Wendy Hill 4:14
-02. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Campfire/Hungry Ghost *Meredith Monk 7:43
-03. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Father's Hope *Thomas Bogdan 1:13
-04. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Ice Demons *Wendy Hill 6:20
-05. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Explorer #5/Lesson/Explorers' Procession *Robert Een 6:04
-06. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Lonely Spirit *Meredith Monk 3:33
-07. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Forest Questions *Meredith Monk 10:19
-08. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Desert Tango *Meredith Monk 7:52
-09. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Treachery (Temptation) *Robert Een 2:11
-10. Atlas - Part 2: Night Travel - Possibility Of Destruction *Meredith Monk 2:46
-11. Atlas - Part 3: Invisible Light - Out Of Body 2 *Victoria Boomsma 2:58
-12. Atlas - Part 3: Invisible Light - Other Worlds Revealed *Meredith Monk 1:28
-13. Atlas - Part 3: Invisible Light - Explorers' Junctures *Meredith Monk 2:42
-14. Atlas - Part 3: Invisible Light - Earth Seen From Above *Meredith Monk 7:34
-15. Atlas - Part 3: Invisible Light - Rite Of Passage B *Robert Een 1:42

2 comments:

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