Crystal Bones

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Price: $6.00

Audio Samples: 
Glass Triangle (2,342.98 kb)
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Voices of the Air (2,317.47 kb)
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Call Number: CD 420
Media Type: CD
Year of Release: 2012
Record Label: Barry Prophet

The glass instruments presented here make use of pentatonic, chromatic and microtonic relationships. No one system is used exclusively or rigidly. Equal temperament comes and goes; for instance, many of the notes in the percussion sculptures and lithophones are sharp or flat fifty cents of equal temperament pitches, while middle C and A 440 appear with humorous persistence. These scale clusters were created to produce exciting harmonic relationships, rich textures and exotic colours. Polytonic notes, emitting two and three pitches from a single stroke, blend with "pure tone" notes of scalp tingling clarity to produce a scaler soundscape that is both strange and familiar.

- Barry Prophet

1. Glass Triangle

2. Voices of the Air

3. Divining

4. Serpent Dreams

5. Highway 5

6. Wheel

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