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Howl, U.S.A.

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    These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.”

    Credits

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

    with
    Ben Johnston, voice (2)
    Allen Ginsberg, voice (8-11)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman
    Recorded August 1995, at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA
    Engineer: Craig Silvey
    Assistant Engineer: Chris Haynes with Stee Limonoff (Howl)
    Allen Ginsberg’s reading of “Howl” was recorded may 1995, at Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
    Engineer: Jamie Mariness
    Mastered by Paul Zinman, SoundByte Productions, New York, NY

    Music composed by Michael Daugherty (1); Harry Partch, arr. Ben Johnston (2); Scott Johnson (3-7); Lee Hyla, poem by Allen Ginsberg (8-11)

    Cover Photograph: American Flag, 1977, by Robert Mapplethorpe
    Art direction and design by Frank Olinsky

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.”

Description: 

These pieces incorporate the recorded/sampled voices of politically charged figures Allen Ginsberg, J. Edgar Hoover, and I.F. Stone. The Chicago Sun-Times says Howl, U.S.A. is “adventurous and provocative and dances on the edge of a whole new form.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded August 1995, at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, CA
Engineer: Craig Silvey
Assistant Engineer: Chris Haynes with Stee Limonoff (Howl)
Allen Ginsberg’s reading of “Howl” was recorded may 1995, at Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
Engineer: Jamie Mariness
Mastered by Paul Zinman, SoundByte Productions, New York, NY

Music composed by Michael Daugherty (1); Harry Partch, arr. Ben Johnston (2); Scott Johnson (3-7); Lee Hyla, poem by Allen Ginsberg (8-11)

Cover Photograph: American Flag, 1977, by Robert Mapplethorpe
Art direction and design by Frank Olinsky

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79372

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Saturday, June 1, 1996 - 04:00
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CD+MP3
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MUSICIANS
Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

with
Ben Johnston, voice (2)
Allen Ginsberg, voice (8-11)

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