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Ostertag: All the Rage

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  • Congratulations to Kronos Quartet on receiving the 2018 WOMEX Artist Award. "To become a pioneer in one musical stream requires immense dedication, determination and, of course, prodigious skill and creativity," Jim Hickson writes of "the most important string quartet of their generation" in his introductory note for the WOMEX 2018 delegate guide. "To become such a leader in more than one stream must truly signal that there is some intense genius at work—genius that the Kronos Quartet possess in abundance."

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    Political activist / sound experimentalist / composer Bob Ostertag addresses the AIDS crisis in his collage piece, with documentary-style text and taped samples from a San Francisco riot over gay rights. The New York Times called it “a devastating roar of gay anger.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    with
    Eric Gupton, reading

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
    Recorded at Mastersound Studios, Astoria, NY, April 1993
    Engineer: Paul Zinman
    Assistant Engineer: David Merrill

    Music by Bob Ostertag
    Libretto by Sara Miles

    Design: Frank Olinsky
    Cover by David Wojnarowicz

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Friday, October 22, 1993 - 04:00
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Political activist / sound experimentalist / composer Bob Ostertag addresses the AIDS crisis in his collage piece, with documentary-style text and taped samples from a San Francisco riot over gay rights. The New York Times called it “a devastating roar of gay anger.”

Description: 

Political activist / sound experimentalist / composer Bob Ostertag addresses the AIDS crisis in his collage piece, with documentary-style text and taped samples from a San Francisco riot over gay rights. The New York Times called it “a devastating roar of gay anger.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Kronos Quartet
Recorded at Mastersound Studios, Astoria, NY, April 1993
Engineer: Paul Zinman
Assistant Engineer: David Merrill

Music by Bob Ostertag
Libretto by Sara Miles

Design: Frank Olinsky
Cover by David Wojnarowicz

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79332

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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207
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Friday, October 1, 1993 - 04:00
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Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597933260
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5.00
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Eric Gupton, reading

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