Rich tonal language in the vanguard of East-West cross-cultural fertilization.
Donald Reid Womack is the composer of more than 80 works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments and voice. He received a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship to live and work in Japan. His work with Japanese and other Asian instruments has placed him at the vanguard of East-West cross-cultural fertilization and has enabled him to make a significant contribution to the body of new literature for Asian instruments, both alone and in combination with Western instruments. His music combines a rich tonal language with an intricate use of color and texture and an exploration of multiple perceptions of rhythm.
CONTENTS: Donald Reid Womack, composer Walk Across the Surface of the Sun Aura-J
strung out Ignace Jang,violin, Reiko Kimura, koto
An Infinite Moment Ignace Jang, violin, Thomas Rosenkranz, piano
Scherzophrenic I-Bei Lin, cello
Koto Coloring Book Reiko Kimura, 21-string koto
water (falls) Thomas Rosenkranz, piano
A Glinting Edge of Sky Seizan Sakata, shakuhachi, Reiko Kimura, 21-string koto
A Little Something Extra Ignace Jang, violin, Thomas Rosenkranz, piano