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Industry by Bang On A Can was released Apr 18, 1995 on the Sony Classical label. The first studio recording by the puckishly named instrumental ensemble Bang on a Can (technically, BOAC is actually the name of an annual avant-garde music festival curated by the group's founders) is that rarity, a piece of contemporary classical music that is neither pretentiously inaccessible nor a blatant attempt at reaching a mainstream audience. In keeping with the group's name and all-inclusive philosophy, the arrangements tend to favor hand percussion, with guitar, cello, reeds, and both electric and acoustic keyboards appearing as well. In comparison to the free-form nature of the three live anthologies that preceded this release, on which line-ups changed from track to track according to the composer's whim, Industry was recorded with a stable group. In keeping with the album's apparent attempt to introduce the concept to the mainstream classical audience, the surprisingly conservative play list of five tracks includes one piece each by the troupe's three founders, none of them particularly aggressive or "difficult," and two lengthy chamber pieces by the Dutch composer Louis Andriesson, a contemporary of Wim Mertens and other post-minimalist composers and theorists from the Netherlands whose fusion of Romantic sensibilities and post-modern playfulness is most in keeping with the group's own sensibilities. There's a certain sense that Industry is the avant-garde with training wheels, but the album's unapologetic accessibility is a large part of its charm. ~ Stewart Mason Recording information: Air recording Studios, Lyndhurst Hall, Hampstead, Londo. Personnel includes: Richard Craig (alto saxophone), Evan Ziporyn (saxophone), Katherine Pendry, James Poke (panpipes), Maya Beiser (cello), Cees Van Zeeland, Gerard Bouwhuis (piano), Lisa Moore (piano, Fender Rhodes), Damian Gassick (Fender Rhodes), Mark Stewart (electric guitar, bass), Robert Black (double bass, bass), Steven Schick (percussion, congas), Amy Knowles (congas). Personnel: Mark Stewart (guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar); Maya Beiser (cello); Katherine Pendry (pan flute, panpipes); James Poke (panpipes); Evan Ziporyn (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Richard Craig (alto saxophone); Lisa Moore (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Cees van Zeeland, Gerard Bouwhuis (piano); Damian leGassick (Fender Rhodes piano); Steven Schick (marimba, congas, percussion); Robert Wilson Black, Robert Black (double bass, bass guitar); Amy Knoles (congas).
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Industry Album Track Listing
|2||Hout, for tenor saxophone, marimba, guitar & piano See All 2||10:43||(Available)|
|3||Anvil Chorus, for solo percussion|
|7||D / E|
|8||Industry (solo electric cello)|
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|CD Universe Part number||4397790|
|Release Date||Apr 18, 1995|
|Recording Time||37 minutes|
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