Harry Partch Vol.1: Bitter Music | Bridge BRIDGE9349AC

Harry Partch Vol.1: Bitter Music


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Label: Bridge

Cat No: BRIDGE9349AC

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 3rd January 2012





Partch, Harry

Bitter Music




This long-lost journal of Harry Partch’s wanderings during the Great Depression (from cleaning sewers to having tea with Irish poet W B Yeats) is an extraordinary musical portrait of an American pioneer, chronicling his occasionally hilarious and often heartbreaking struggles to forge a new music system outside the classical tradition.  

This première recording of Bitter Music takes the form of readings and collected musical fragments - an aural diary of what was going through Partch’s mind and ear during a critical period in his artistic development.

Includes Harry Partch speaking about Bitter Music.

- John Schneider (voice, adapted viola, adapted guitar)
- Gary Eister (voice, piano)
- Richard Valitutto (piano)
- Paul West (kithara)

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