Roger Reynolds “Process and Passion” 2CD




This is a recording that explores the “extra”-ordinary potential of the CD not only as a carrier of traditionally recorded instrumental sound (CD 1), but also offering a different view through binaural encoding of the same materials spatialized (CD 2). First you are presented with two solo compositions-Kokoro and Focus a beam, emptied of thinking, outward?-and the duo Process and Passion, in an acoustic recording, albeit with each instrument deliberately confined to one side of the stereo field. Then all three pieces are presented with extravagant sound processing, using spatialization concepts and binaural encoding, revealing unsuspected depths and energies within the sound of each of the pieces’ ideas and unfolding.