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Daniel Schmidt // Cloud Shadows CD

Daniel Schmidt // Cloud Shadows CD

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This is the latest work released in June 2022 by musician Daniel Schmidt, who is a gamelan instructor at Mills College in California, USA.Contains 6 gamelan music. Comes with a 10-page booklet.Below is a commentary by the label and the artist himself.

American gamelan composer Daniel Schmidt's third album, "Cloud Shadows."The work on this album is much more diverse and modern than the ones on his first two albums, In My Arms, Many Flowers & Abies Firma. Most of them were born in each way.For example, the shadows of clouds in the mountains of central Nevada are unimaginably old.Inviting Daniel to that area, the opening song "Cloud Shadows" was born. "SEOR" is a work that has evolved from the days of repeating radiation therapy and release from cancer treatment.Also, the death of his close friend made the composer deeply emotional, but eventually overcame the mountain of composition and led to the creation of "Sandy Suite".Dedicated to Lou Harrison and John Cage, "A River In Delta" uses accidental manipulation and a poem written by Cage on Harrison's 60th birthday.

Under the direction of Daniel, these 10 songs will be released from 2017 to 2019. Mills CollegePerformed and recorded by Gamelan Encinal and students.They reveal the evolution of composition, especially the weaving of voice and poetry in gamelan.The lyrics are of the poetWritten by Deborah Bachels Schmidt (Daniel's wife) and often sung in the style of a 19th century REIT. Recital announces "Cloud Shadows" to celebrate Daniel Schmidt's 80th birthday.This album is a rich album that continues to explore "American" gamelan music through one of its creators. -Recital

"Since I was four or five years old, I was sitting on the top of the porch, under the eaves of the roof, watching the rain. At that time, I was fascinated. I clearly remember the transcendental sensation at that time, but I learned early on to keep the rain experience in my heart. In the church, the word "spiritual" I often heard it.It seemed to be defined as something beyond everyday life, but I was confused because it was so similar to my experience when I saw the rain.While listening to this album, imagine the rain I felt as a kid.Please allow this music to flow into you. -Daniel Schmidt

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Recital releases available at Tobira. 

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Edition of 300.
with 24 page booklet of program notes by Daniel Schmidt

Recital:

" Cloud Shadows is the third album by the American gamelan composer, Daniel Schmidt. The pieces in Cloud Shadows, which are quite varied and more current than the work represented on his first two albums In My Arms, Many Flowers & Abies Firma, mostly came about For example, the cloud shadows on the mountains of central Nevada, unimaginably old, invited Daniel into their realm, resulting in the opening composition'Cloud Shadows'. The composition'SEOR' developed from the daily repetitions of radiation And relief from his cancer treatments. Also, the death of a close friend plunged the composer into deep emotions but ultimately nudged him over a compositional hump, leading to the creation of the'Sandy Suite'.'A River in Delta', dedicated to Lou Harrison and John Cage, thereby chance operations and a poem written by Cage for Harrison's 60th birthday.

Under the direction of Schmidt, these ten pieces were performed and recorded by Gamelan Encinal and students at Mills College between 2017 and 2019. They unveil a compositional evolution, most noticeably the weaving of voice and poetry with gamelan. The lyrics were written by poet Deborah Bachels Schmidt (Daniel's wife), often sung in the style of 19th century lieder. Recital presents Cloud Shadows as a celebration of Daniel Schmidt's 80th birthday, a rich album that continues the exploration of “American” gamelan music via one of its creators. ”

Artist statement by Daniel Schmidt:

"Starting at perhaps age four or five, I would sit on the top step of our front porch, just under the overhang of the roof, and look at the rain. I learned early to keep my experiences with the rain to myself. At church I would hear references to the “spiritual.” It seemed to be defined as something beyond everyday life, and that puzzled me, because it sounded much like my own experience when watching rain. I ask you, as you listen to this album, to imagine the rain as I felt it as a child. Please allow this music to flow into you. ”

Artist: Daniel Schmidt

Label: Recital

This is the latest work released in June 2022 by musician Daniel Schmidt, who is a gamelan instructor at Mills College in California, USA.Contains 6 gamelan music. Comes with a 10-page booklet.Below is a commentary by the label and the artist himself.

American gamelan composer Daniel Schmidt's third album, "Cloud Shadows."The work on this album is much more diverse and modern than the ones on his first two albums, In My Arms, Many Flowers & Abies Firma. Most of them were born in each way.For example, the shadows of clouds in the mountains of central Nevada are unimaginably old.Inviting Daniel to that area, the opening song "Cloud Shadows" was born. "SEOR" is a work that has evolved from the days of repeating radiation therapy and release from cancer treatment.Also, the death of his close friend made the composer deeply emotional, but eventually overcame the mountain of composition and led to the creation of "Sandy Suite".Dedicated to Lou Harrison and John Cage, "A River In Delta" uses accidental manipulation and a poem written by Cage on Harrison's 60th birthday.

Under the direction of Daniel, these 10 songs will be released from 2017 to 2019. Mills CollegePerformed and recorded by Gamelan Encinal and students.They reveal the evolution of composition, especially the weaving of voice and poetry in gamelan.The lyrics are of the poetWritten by Deborah Bachels Schmidt (Daniel's wife) and often sung in the style of a 19th century REIT. Recital announces "Cloud Shadows" to celebrate Daniel Schmidt's 80th birthday.This album is a rich album that continues to explore "American" gamelan music through one of its creators. -Recital

"Since I was four or five years old, I was sitting on the top of the porch, under the eaves of the roof, watching the rain. At that time, I was fascinated. I clearly remember the transcendental sensation at that time, but I learned early on to keep the rain experience in my heart. In the church, the word "spiritual" I often heard it.It seemed to be defined as something beyond everyday life, but I was confused because it was so similar to my experience when I saw the rain.While listening to this album, imagine the rain I felt as a kid.Please allow this music to flow into you. -Daniel Schmidt

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Recital releases available at Tobira. 

--------------------------

Edition of 300.
with 24 page booklet of program notes by Daniel Schmidt

Recital:

" Cloud Shadows is the third album by the American gamelan composer, Daniel Schmidt. The pieces in Cloud Shadows, which are quite varied and more current than the work represented on his first two albums In My Arms, Many Flowers & Abies Firma, mostly came about For example, the cloud shadows on the mountains of central Nevada, unimaginably old, invited Daniel into their realm, resulting in the opening composition'Cloud Shadows'. The composition'SEOR' developed from the daily repetitions of radiation And relief from his cancer treatments. Also, the death of a close friend plunged the composer into deep emotions but ultimately nudged him over a compositional hump, leading to the creation of the'Sandy Suite'.'A River in Delta', dedicated to Lou Harrison and John Cage, thereby chance operations and a poem written by Cage for Harrison's 60th birthday.

Under the direction of Schmidt, these ten pieces were performed and recorded by Gamelan Encinal and students at Mills College between 2017 and 2019. They unveil a compositional evolution, most noticeably the weaving of voice and poetry with gamelan. The lyrics were written by poet Deborah Bachels Schmidt (Daniel's wife), often sung in the style of 19th century lieder. Recital presents Cloud Shadows as a celebration of Daniel Schmidt's 80th birthday, a rich album that continues the exploration of “American” gamelan music via one of its creators. ”

Artist statement by Daniel Schmidt:

"Starting at perhaps age four or five, I would sit on the top step of our front porch, just under the overhang of the roof, and look at the rain. I learned early to keep my experiences with the rain to myself. At church I would hear references to the “spiritual.” It seemed to be defined as something beyond everyday life, and that puzzled me, because it sounded much like my own experience when watching rain. I ask you, as you listen to this album, to imagine the rain as I felt it as a child. Please allow this music to flow into you. ”

Artist: Daniel Schmidt

Label: Recital