Sierra, Roberto / Turner
Album: Turner   Collection:Classical
Artist:Sierra, Roberto   Added:Sep 2007
Label:New Albion Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-09-14 Pull Date: 2008-11-16 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 9 Sep 21
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 21, 2008: Memory Select
Trio No. 2: Clave De Mediodia
3. Sep 19, 2008: Oatmeal
2x3: Espejismos-Martillo
2. Nov 07, 2008: Memory Select
2x3: Armonias De Mediodia

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2008-09-05
Modern “can’t hum along or tap your toes” classical for traditional instruments ensemble. Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, pianos on these, last work adds a soprano. In general I disliked the first piece 1-6, sorta liked the 2nd piece 7-10, liked the 3rd piece 11-13, sorta liked 14-16, sorta disliked 17-23. The performer is "Continuum", an ensemble that’s been playing in various forms since 1966, currently directed by Cheryl Seltzer & Joel Sachs. The composer is Roberto Sierra, and "Turner" is the name of one of the works, not of anyone involved.

1. Skittery pizzicato & squeaky strings, piano rumbling, dies with a whimper.
2. fast panicky with quiet interludes
3.nice and calm but very quiet
5.dissonant, even a couple different rhythms crossing, mellows out chasing a bunch of pigeons off the ground
7.moderately loud, then quiet
8.Nice violins
9.Nice minimal repetition and melodic bits
10.Busy in a good way.
11.Pianos go in & out of sync
12.Starts off pretty, then falls apart. Picks back up and goes to la-la-land… Tricky!
13.Bright, jittery
14.Musical ADHD.
15.Relatively calm at first, then indigestion sets in
16. Little bird in danger
17.singer given different music from rest of ensemble
18.happy(?) song
19.relatively melodic, calming, and I actually like it.
20.Voice takes lead. Haunted house?
21.Akin to “ancient music”
22.interesting, restrained a hunting song

Track Listing
1. Turner: Sun Setting Over A Lake   12. 2x3: Armonias De Mediodia
2. Turner: The Burning Of The Houses Of Lords And Commons   13. 2x3: Martillo
3. Turner: Moonlight   14. Sonata For Cello And Piano: Con Pasion
4. Turner: Sunrise With Sea Monsters   15. Sonata For Cello And Piano: Inquieto
5. Turner: The Sun Setting Among Dark Clouds   16. Sonata For Cello And Piano: Veloz
6. Turner: Festive Lagoon Scene, Venice?   17. Cancionero Sefardi: A La Una Naci Yo
7. Trio No. 2: Clave De Mediodia   18. Cancionero Sefardi: El Mi Querido Bevio Vino
8. Trio No. 2: Espejos   19. Cancionero Sefardi: Al Kenar De La Nixava
9. Trio No. 2: Juego   20. Cancionero Sefardi: Pregoneros Van Y Vienen
10. Trio No. 2: Ritual   21. Cancionero Sefardi: Una Matica De Ruda
11. 2x3: Espejismos   22. Cancionero Sefardi: Dolores Tienee La Reina
  23. Cancionero Sefardi: Avridme Galanica