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Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint album mp3

Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint album mp3

Performer: Steve Reich
Title: Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint
Country: US
Released: 1989
Style: Modern Classical, Musique Concrète, Contemporary, Post-Modern
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 750
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Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet. WMG; LatinAutor, BMI - Broadcast Music In. UMPI" и другие авторские общества (6). Композиция. Different Trains: After the War. Исполнитель. Steve Reich, Kronos Quartet. WMG; BMI - Broadcast Music In. Electric Counterpoint.

Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint. On Different Trains, which combines string quartet with taped speech, Reich evokes his American childhood during World War II while also addressing the Holocaust. The New York Times declared it "a work of such originality that 'breakthrough' seems the only possible description. Earlier this year, Pitchfork placed Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint at No. 93 on its list of the 200 Best Albums of the 1980s. It's a "late-career masterpiece" for the composer, wrote Pitchfork's Jazz Monroe of Different Trains. Electric Counterpoint was written for Pat Metheny, who gave the world premiere performance of the piece at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival in November 1987. The guitarist performs against multiple pre-recorded tape of himself-and "splendidly," said the New York Times.

The disc's centerpiece is "Different Trains," a work that frames Reich's impressions of his boyhood train trips between his mother in Los Angeles and his father in New York; Reich also intersperses references to the much more harrowing train rides Jews were forced to take to Nazi concentration camps. And for some nice contrast, Reich recruits guitarist Pat Metheny to create a similarly momentous piece in "Electric Counterpoint" (Metheny plays live over a multi-tracked tape of ten guitars and two electric basses). Two fine works by Reich in his prime.

Electric Counterpoint is a minimalist composition by the American composer Steve Reich. The piece consists of three movements, "Fast," "Slow", and "Fast". Reich has offered two versions of the piece: one for electric guitar and tape (the tape part featuring two electric bass guitars and up to ten electric guitars), the other for an ensemble of guitars. It was first recorded in 1987 by guitarist Pat Metheny, who made extensive use of overdubbing, and was released along with Reich's Different Trains, performed by the Kronos Quartet, on Nonesuch Records (catalogue number 979 176-2). Guitarists wishing to perform the piece may use Metheny's pre-recorded ensemble part or opt to record their own, adding the 13th guitar part in live performance.

Different Trains" composed 1988, recorded digitally August 31 - September 9, 1988 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco. Electric Counterpoint" composed 1987, recorded digitally September 26 - October 1, 1987 at Power Station, New York City. Includes a 12" square insert with English and German liner notes.

Album · 1989 · 6 Songs. Different Trains: III. After the War. Steve Reich. 4. Electric Counterpoint: I. Fast. 5. Electric Counterpoint: II. Slow. 6. Electric Counterpoint: III.

Different Trains, for double string quartet & tape: 1. Kronos Quartet – America – Before The War (08:59) 2. Kronos Quartet – Europe – During The War (07:31) 3. Kronos Quartet – After The War (10:20). Electric Counterpoint, for electric guitar, bass guitar & tape: 4. Pat Metheny – Fast (06:51) 5. Pat Metheny – Slow (03:21) 6. Pat Metheny – Fast (04:29). Performers: Kronos Quartet (1-3): David Harrington, John Sherba – violin Hank Dutt – viola Joan Jeanrenaud – cello. Pat Metheny – guitar (4-6)

1 2 3 4 5. Artist songs. Electric Counterpoint - Slow (movement 2). Steve Reich, Steve Reich & Pat Metheny. Glass: Company, Movement I. Kronos Quartet. Pari Intervallo (arvo Part).

Tracklist

Different Trains
A1 Kronos Quartet America - Before The War 8:59
A2 Kronos Quartet Europe - During The War 7:31
A3 Kronos Quartet After The War 10:20
Electric Counterpoint
B1 Pat Metheny Fast 6:51
B2 Pat Metheny Slow 3:21
B3 Pat Metheny Fast 4:29

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Frank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
  • Cello [Kronos Quartet] – Joan Jeanrenaud (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Composed By – Steve Reich
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Jennifer Keats
  • Engineer [Different Trains, Assistant] – Michael Ahearn (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Engineer [Different Trains, Mixing Assistant] – Ben Fowler (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Engineer [Different Trains, Mixing] – Rob Eaton (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Engineer [Different Trains] – Les Brockman* (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Engineer [Electric Counterpoint, Assistant] – Gary Solomon (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Engineer [Electric Counterpoint] – Rob Eaton (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Executive-producer – Robert Hurwitz
  • Guitar – Pat Metheny (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Mastered By – Robert C. Ludwig*
  • Photography By [Cover] – Karl Steinbrenner
  • Producer – Judith Sherman
  • Producer [Electric Counterpoint, Assistant] – David Oakes (tracks: B1 to B3)
  • Viola [Kronos Quartet] – Hank Dutt (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Violin [Kronos Quartet] – David Harrington (tracks: A1 to A3), John Sherba (tracks: A1 to A3)

Notes

"Different Trains" recorded August 31 - September 9, 1988 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco.
"Electric Counterpoint" recorded September 26 - October 1, 1987 at Power Station, New York City.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7559-79176-4 2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 79176-2, 79176-2 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79176-2, 79176-2 US 1989
WPCS-5053 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch WPCS-5053 Japan 1996
979 176-1 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(LP, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 979 176-1 Europe 1989
9 79176-2, 79176-2 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(CD, Album, Club) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79176-2, 79176-2 US 1989
97 91761 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(LP, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 97 91761 Canada 1989

Tracklist

Different Trains
1 Kronos Quartet America - Before The War 8:59
2 Kronos Quartet Europe - During The War 7:31
3 Kronos Quartet After The War 10:20
Electric Counterpoint
4 Pat Metheny Fast 6:51
5 Pat Metheny Slow 3:21
6 Pat Metheny Fast 4:29

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Russian Hill Recording
  • Recorded At – Power Station
  • Manufactured By – TELDEC Record Service GmbH

Credits

  • Art Direction, Design – Frank Olinsky, Manhattan Design
  • Cello [Kronos Quartet] – Joan Jeanrenaud (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Composed By, Liner Notes – Steve Reich
  • Coordinator [Production Coordinator] – Jennifer Keats
  • Engineer – Les Brockman* (tracks: 1 to 3), Rob Eaton (tracks: 4 to 6)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Gary Solomon (tracks: 4 to 6), Michael Ahearn (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Engineer [Mixing Assistant] – Ben Fowler (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Engineer [Mixing] – Rob Eaton (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Ensemble – Kronos Quartet (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Executive-Producer – Robert Hurwitz
  • Guitar – Pat Metheny (tracks: 4 to 6)
  • Mastered By – Robert C. Ludwig*
  • Photography By [Cover] – Karl Steinbrenner
  • Producer – Judith Sherman
  • Producer [Assistant] – David Oakes (tracks: 4 to 6)
  • Viola – Hank Dutt (tracks: 1 to 3)
  • Violin – David Harrington (tracks: 1 to 3), John Sherba (tracks: 1 to 3)

Notes

"Different Trains" composed 1988, recorded digitally August 31 - September 9, 1988 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco.
"Electric Counterpoint" composed 1987, recorded digitally September 26 - October 1, 1987 at Power Station, New York City.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 7559-79176-2 8
  • Barcode: 075597917628
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0286
  • Price Code (France): WE 851
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Matrix / Runout: 979 176-2 SRC-02
  • Other (Mould number around hub): 14

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 79176-2, 79176-2 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79176-2, 79176-2 US 1989
WPCS-5053 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(CD, Album) Elektra Nonesuch WPCS-5053 Japan 1996
979 176-1 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(LP, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 979 176-1 Europe 1989
9 79176-2, 79176-2 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(CD, Album, Club) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79176-2, 79176-2 US 1989
97 91761 Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny Steve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny - Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint ‎(LP, Album) Elektra Nonesuch 97 91761 Canada 1989


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