Beyond (2017)

Bjarnason, Thorvaldsdottir, Cerrone, Reid, McIntosh

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Christopher Cerrone

There are more languages spoken in Los Angeles than in any other city in the world. It’s a transitive city. Most residents have come here to contribute to its cultural identity and have ended up calling it “home.” Los Angeles is a city where every industry, creative or otherwise, is fueled by the pursuit of personal creative dreaming. It’s clear then how the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) created a community of composers and made them all local to the group’s music making and to Los Angeles itself, regardless of each composer’s city of origin.
Is it language that makes someone at home in a given place? If so, the compositional languages of Anna Thorvaldsdottir,Christopher Cerrone, Ellen Reid, Daníel Bjarnasson, and Andrew McIntosh appear as interwoven and complex as Los Angeles itself. Their music similarly courses with chiming repetition, spectral near-silence, and the wearing away of time on objects so barely touched that they appear, in moments, as fragile as paper. These composers — from two drastically different continents — are brought together by LAPQ, despite their differences in origin, under one banner: friendship.

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Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Since 2009, the GRAMMY®-nominated Los Angeles Percussion Quartet (LAPQ) has forged a distinct identity as a world-class contemporary chamber music ensemble. Dedicated to commissioning and presenting new works for percussion quartet, LAPQ collaborates with innovative artists to continue exploration alongside historical contributions from West Coast composers. With Sono Luminus, LAPQ has contributed some of the most dynamic and captivating recordings of percussion music to date. They have earned multiple GRAMMY® nominations and placement on “Best of” lists from iTunes and the New York Times. LAPQ is dedicated to sharing its knowledge of percussion music with developing artists through commissioning projects, master classes, and creative collaborations. photo: Laura Manchester
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Beyond (2017)

Bjarnason, Thorvaldsdottir, Cerrone, Reid, McIntosh

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

    A Fool in the Forest

“Listening Listfully 2017”

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    NPR 100 Best Songs

“NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2017” for LAPQ - Beyond - Aura

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    NPR Albums Top 10

“NPR Music's Top 10 Classical Albums Of 2017”

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    Recording of the Month - MusicWeb International

[...]Beyond excels in every sphere: this well-chosen programme brims with fine music and impassioned musicianship, all presented in sound that will delight audiophiles, percussionistas and music lovers everywhere. Of course, such repertoire presents as much of a challenge to one’s audio system as it does to the engineers. I’m pleased to report that my hypercritical Beyerdynamic T1 Gen 2s have never sounded so fearless, transparent and truthful. Rountree’s enthusiastic essay and lengthy artist bios – composer/composition dates would help – complete a most desirable package.

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Beyond (2017)

Bjarnason, Thorvaldsdottir, Cerrone, Reid, McIntosh

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Assistant Engineer:David Angell
Digital Converters:Horus (Recording) and Hapi (Mastering)
Editing:Dan Merceruio, Daniel Shores
Executive Producer:Collin J. Rae
Mastering Engineer:Daniel Shores
Mastering Room:Legacy Audio speakers
Notes:Recorded with Merging Technologies Horus. Mastered with Merging Technologies Hapi. Recorded in DXD at 24 bit, 352.8kHz in Auro-3D 9.1 Immersive Audio
Producer:Dan Merceruio
Recording Engineer:Daniel Shores
Recording location:Recorded at Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia — March 20-24, 2016
Recording Software:Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate:DXD

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Qui tollis
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Aura
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Memory Palace - I. Harriman
Cerrone
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Memory Palace - II. Power Lines
Cerrone
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Memory Palace - III. Foxhurst
Cerrone
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Memory Palace - IV. L.I.E.
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Memory Palace - V. Claremont
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Fear-Release
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - I.
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - II.
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - III.
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - IV.
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - V.
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - VI.
McIntosh
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - VII.
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - VIII.
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I Hold the Lion's Paw - IX.
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