Todmorden 513 (Concerto for Orchestra)

by Markus Reuter

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about

Markus Reuter, composer and touch guitarist with Tony Levin's Stick Men group and The Crimson ProjeKCt, releases his first symphonic composition, Todmorden 513. This piece – a re-orchestration of an electronic work – was recorded by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra after extensive rehearsals and orchestration sessions at their base in Denver, Colorado. The live performances of this work have been described as “infinitely layered” and “kaleidoscopic.” Now a recorded version is finally available in, both, stereo and surround sound formats.

For most of his life, Markus Reuter has been working with generative processes in many different musical contexts, both improvising and composing complex music from simple rules. Todmorden 513 represents the first application of these processes to a score for a classical ensemble, and a full symphonic orchestra, no less. The recursive permutation of an initial harmonic cell results in a progression of 513 chords. Dividing and spatially rearranging the orchestral body into trios and quartets and, ultimately, all soloists, this work pulls the listener into the eye of a full-blown harmonic storm.

The high quality 2-disc digipack contains a CD of the studio recording and a DVD with a hi-res 5.1 mix and an alternate 2.0 mix by ambient music pioneer Robert Rich. Also included, is the 70 minute documentary of the recording process "Breaking TM513" produced by filmmaker Jack Casadone.

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credits

released June 16, 2014

Written by Markus Reuter, www.markusreuter.com
Orchestration by Thomas A. Blomster

Performed by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, www.cochamberorchestra.org
Thomas A. Blomster, Music Director

CCO Personnel manager and Music Director assistant:
Naomi Sue Smith

Assistant to Markus Reuter: Tobias Reber

Rehearsal and concert facilitators: Jaanus Damsgard, Cedric Theys
Graphic design: Ritxi Ostáriz, www.ritxiostariz.com

Deepest gratitude to Thomas, Nikki and the estate of Wes Blomster, without whom this would never have been realized.

Studio recording at the Green Center, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, April 20, 2013

The world-premiere and recording process was also documented here: www.todmorden513.com

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Scott Gusty Christensen: Recording engineer, stereo mixing

Robert Rich: Stereo mixing

Mastered by Lee Fletcher for Unsung Productions,
www.unsung-productions.com

Flute/Piccolo: Alaunde Copley-Woods, Elizabeth Sadilek,
Olga Shylayeva
Oboe: Lisa Martin, Miriam Kapner
English Horn: Susanne Sawchuk
Clarinet: Mary Jungerman, April Johannesen, Michael Weaver
Bassoon: Deb Torp, Stan Scheller
Contra Bassoon: Kaori Uno
French Horn: Marian Hesse, David Brussel, John McGuire,
Deb Simpson
Trumpet: Bruce Barrie
Flügelhorn: Dan Leavitt
Trombone: Paul Naslund – alto, Bill Stanley – tenor,
Pete Vriesenga – bass
Tuba: Mike Allen
Harp: Don Hilsberg
Digital Organ: Noriko Tsuchiya
Violin: Alexandra Eddy – concertmaster, Giga Romero, Lionel Young,
Jean Bolger, Ingrid Peoria, Lian Emmerling, Anna Maria
Karacson, Susie Peek, Deborah Fuller, Steve Erickson
Viola: Katie Fouse, James Shaw, Aniel Calaban, Gyongyi Petheo
Cello: Elle Wells, Beth Rosbach, Anna Leavitt, Kari Epstein
Bass: Ron Bland, Mike Fitzmaurice
Percussion: Peter Cooper, Bob Jurkscheit, Keith Ewer, Don Roberts,
Don Prorak, James Theobold

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