Meridian Arts Ensemble: Timbrando                                | Channel Classics CCSSA25508

Meridian Arts Ensemble: Timbrando

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Label: Channel Classics

Cat No: CCSSA25508

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 28th April 2008

Contents

About

This is our ninth CD and is a travelogue of sorts, containing music we picked up on tour around Latin and South America and in the US. Several of the pieces on this disc were commissioned for our visit to the Subtropics Festival in Miami – a city that is a great crossroads of Latin culture – in 1997. Other pieces we collected in foreign places or from friends we made in those places. We have brought all this music to our home base, New York, another cross-cultural gathering place. And now to listeners wherever they may be. Timbrando is Portuguese for ‘making a tone’ or ‘sounding’ (it is related to the word ‘timbre’).

Founded in 1987, the Meridian Arts Ensemble has performed on four continents, in forty states, on radio and television, in concert halls and jazz clubs and rock clubs. The MAE has commissioned and premiered countless new works and has recorded and released eight critically acclaimed CD’s.

The MAE began as a traditional brass quintet, winning four competitions in under two years. Winning First Prize in the coveted Concert Artists Guild New York Competition in 1990 launched the group’s international career. Since then, the group has evolved into an adaptable ensemble with a core of brass and percussion, expanding as necessary to include piano, guitar, bass, and saxophone. Eclecticism is a key element of the MAE’s performances: the Ensemble performs a wide variety of music, mixing classical and contemporary works, jazz and rock compositions, ethnic music, and original works by Ensemble members.

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