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Music of a Timeless Earth

Various Artists
Music of a Timeless Earth

This 1980 album features compositions by Barton McLean, Charles Gruber, Gene Menger, and Catherine Schieve that present “several highly individualistic approaches to the combination of cultures in sound.” Influences from electronic music, from notation systems that can “translate” sounds and gestures from the human and natural worlds, and music based on non-Western oral and pre-literate tradition combine to inspire these works. Liner notes contain an introduction to the album by Barton McLean and notes on individual tracks from the composers of the pieces.

Track Listing

101
Mysteries from the Ancient Nahuatl-Excerpts Barton McLean 12:45
102
Ranjo Charles Gruber 4:19
103
Welcome Rain In Banana Grove Gene Menger 7:44
201
Serpentine Catherine Schieve 11:09
202
Mablick Catherine Schieve 8:20
203
Goryu Charles Gruber 5:30

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