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The Sound Of One String
Arnold Dreyblatt
The Sound Of One String
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
 
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An expat composer, Dreyblatt has studied and played with Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, and LaMonte Young. His music is precise, gorgeous, and rich, based on the ringing, overlapping tones of droning, "excited" strings an...  more »

      
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All Artists: Arnold Dreyblatt
Title: The Sound Of One String
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Table of Elements
Release Date: 4/21/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classical
Styles: Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600401004425

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An expat composer, Dreyblatt has studied and played with Alvin Lucier, Pauline Oliveros, and LaMonte Young. His music is precise, gorgeous, and rich, based on the ringing, overlapping tones of droning, "excited" strings and other instruments. In his 19 years of making minimalist/maximalist music, Dreyblatt has only released three full-length works, each of which combines the visceral wallop of primitive rock & roll with the ethereal, glistening, timbral qualities of the finest orchestral string section. Fans of Phill Niblock, Tony Conrad, and the Deep Listening Band will be pleasantly excited by this collection of experiments, live recordings, and unreleased shorter works that include horns, percussion, a variety of prepared string instruments, and hurdy-gurdy put to exquisite, levitating use. --Mike McGonigal
 

CD Reviews

A marching band of tone
Paul Inez | San Francisco, CA USA | 09/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Within the circle of New York City minimalist composers, Arnold Dreyblatt is one of maybe two that deal as directly with rhythmic components as with their harmonic counterparts. The precise detail applied to the micro-manipulation of tone (in the direct lineage of Tony Conrad) is extended to the ideas of rhythm; clanging overtones bounce double excited in relation to the changing of rhythmic patterns, acheiving a very "rockist" structure. This is minimalism to play LOUD on a car stereo, or to dance to at your city's latest avant-social."