Artist: Rocco Parisi
Album: Rocco E Rollo
Label: Amirani Records
Year Of Release: 2020
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
01. Rocco e Rollo
02. Quintet for Bass Clarinet and Strings
03. Doo Wop Decostruction
A man whose music is described as “infectious , loud, and fun” (Gramophone Magazine), and “fascinatingly strange” (BBC Music Magazine), award-winning composer Arthur Gottschalk is Professor of Music Composition at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he founded and directed the school’s electronic music laboratories until 2002, and chaired the composition and theory department from 1997 to 2010. Additionally, he co-founded Modern Music Ventures, Inc., a company which held a recording studio complex, a record production division, four publishing firms, and an artist management division, and for whom he produced records for the PolyGram and Capitol labels, among others.
He was a student of renowned American composers William Bolcom, Ross Lee Finney, and Leslie Bassett, and worked also with Mario Davidovsky and Aaron Copland. He likes to explore the interstices between popular and art music, and between the Sacred and Profane.
The seventh volume of Amirani Contemporary is dedicated to Arthur Gottschalk’s music.
Here you find three of his brilliantly transversal works featuring Rocco Parisi’s bass clarinet infinite vocabulary in an engaging performance.
Gottschalk’s compositions span from angular, dissonant to speeding up sound masses to contrapuntal intriguing melodies, chamber flavored moments along with rock, boogie and other dance rhythms.
Dazzling and intense the music delivers a positive, colorful emotional palette that freely crosses style boundaries and involves the listener in a fully enjoyable experience.