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Steven Ricks: Young American Inventions
Steven Ricks (Composer), Hexnut, Scott Holden
Steven Ricks: Young American Inventions
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
Steven Ricks' new release, "Young American Inventions", begins with an automated voice greeting the listener: "Hello, pay close attention, everything is ready, so lets begin". This quirky opening invites us into Ricks' con...  more »

      
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All Artists: Steven Ricks (Composer), Hexnut, Scott Holden, Flexible Music, Canyonlands New Music Ensemble, Keith Kirchoff
Title: Steven Ricks: Young American Inventions
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Label: New Focus Recordings
Release Date: 6/9/2015
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600116685827

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Steven Ricks' new release, "Young American Inventions", begins with an automated voice greeting the listener: "Hello, pay close attention, everything is ready, so lets begin". This quirky opening invites us into Ricks' conflicted relationship with technological affect, cliché and populism, underscoring questions about our culture's relationship to musical sound. Ricks combines several strains of the American compositional tradition, an awareness of found objects and found sounds, an academic modernist's approach to pitch and rhythm, and a minimalist's penchant for repetition with variation.