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John Psathas | Rhythm Spike - downloadable MP3 ALBUM

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John Psathas | Rhythm Spike - downloadable MP3 ALBUM




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Voted the Best Classical Album of 2002, Rhythm Spike was the debut release for New Zealand's most internationally renowned composer, John Psathas.

John’s music draws equally on classical, jazz, and rock traditions and is performed by artists from a variety of disciplines, from jazz (Michael Brecker) to contemporary classical (Evelyn Glennie). His most prestigious achievement to date was to compose the music for the opening the 2004 Olympic Games.

Rhythm Spike is an album of rhythmic intensity and poetic introspection, performed by a stellar lineup of NZ and US musicians including the New Zealand String Quartet, Michael Houstoun & Deidre Irons, Dan Poynton, David Downes, Neil Becker, and New Juilliard Ensemble members Brian Resnick, Stephen Gosling, and David Arend.

Track listing:

  1. Spike 08:22
  2. Calenture No. 1 03:23
  3. Calenture No. 2 01:12
  4. Calenture No. 3 01:53
  5. Calenture No. 4 02:36
  6. Motet 14:52
  7. Drum Dances - Mvt 1 01:15
  8. Drum Dances - Mvt 2 02:34
  9. Drum Dances - Mvt 3 02:52
  10. Drum Dances - Mvt 4 02:40
  11. Waiting for the Aeroplane 07:28
  12. Abhisheka 08:50
  13. Stream 3.3 13:28


Publisher note

Rattle Records/SOUNZ licence: available to download