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Meredith Monk - Turtle Dreams flac album Performer: Meredith Monk
Title: Turtle Dreams
Style: Contemporary, Experimental
Released: 1990
Country: Germany
MP3 album: 1129 mb
FLAC album: 1254 mb
Rating: 4.7
Other formats: MP4 MMF VQF XM AUD AA ADX
Genre: Electronic / Classical

Track B1 composed for "Am/Am: The Articulated Man", a film by Ping Chong. Track B3 composed for "Fear And Loathing In Gotham", a theatre piece by Ping Chong.

Turtle Dreams (Waltz)" - 17:52. Engine Steps" - 2:03. Ester's Song" - 1:14.

This is a fantastic album. I first heard the title track "Turtle Dreams" and knew I had to have the album. The other works on the album are amazing as well. If you like avante-garde music this should be in your collection. 2 people found this helpful.

Monk's work raises smiles as well as the hair on the back of the neck. Here she seems tapped into some primordial force - humming, babbling, chattering, all set to looping, funereal organ works of chromatic simplicity. Mesmerizing yet never mechanical, the side-long "Turtle Dreams" and "View 1" derive their pleasures from the infinite sounds of the human voice

A daring display of vocal gymnastics and a journey back to childhood when all sounds were wondrous, Turtle Dreams includes the title track composition for four voices (two men, two women) and four organs as well as shorter pieces featuring various combinations of voice, Casio, piano, miniMoog, and didgeridoo. The entire album accompanied a multimedia work where Monk and three other singer/dancers were intercut with shots of a turtle walking over various terrains (including miniature cities, looking like a monster movie). Comforting thoughts during any listen.

Allison Easter – vocals (1). Theo Bleckmann – vocals (1-4, 6, 8, 9, 11-14). Katie Geissinger – vocals (1-4, 8, 9, 11-14). Ching Gonzalez – vocals (1-4, 8, 9, 11-14). Bohdan Hilash – A clarinet (1), soprano clarinet (1, 10), bass clarinet (9, 13), E♭ clarinet (13), contrabass clarinet (13).

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Turtle Dreams (Waltz)
Engineer [Recording] – John Kilgore, Thomas Lazarus*Organ – Collin Walcott, Julius Eastman, Meredith Monk, Steve LockwoodVoice – Andrea Goodman, Paul Langland, Robert Een
17:52
2 View 1 10:13
3 Engine Steps
Recorded By – M. Monk*
2:03
4 Ester's Song 1:14
5 View 2 6:02

Credits

  • Design [Cover] – Barbara Wojirsch
  • Didgeridoo – Collin Walcott (tracks: 2 to 5)
  • Engineer [Mixing] – Martin Wieland
  • Other [Costumes] – Yoshia Yabara
  • Photography By – Sarah Ouwerkerk*
  • Piano, Synthesizer [Mini-moog], Keyboards [Casio] – Meredith Monk (tracks: 2 to 5)
  • Producer – Collin Walcott, Manfred Eicher
  • Voice, Composed By – Meredith Monk

Notes

Track 1 & 5 composed for "Turtle Dreams", a musical theatre piece by Meredith Monk.
Track 2 composed for "Am/Am: The Articulated Man", a film by Ping Chong.
Track 4 composed for "Fear And Loathing In Gotham", a theatre piece by Ping Chong.

Track 1 & 2 recorded in New York.
Track 3 recorded at Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, NY.
Track 4 & 5 recorded in Ludwigsburg.
Entire record mixed at Tonstudio Bauer, Ludwigsburg.

Turtle Dreams (C) 1982 / View 1 (C) 1982 / Engine Steps (C) 1983 / Ester's Song (C) 1975 / View 2 (C) 1983

An ECM Production / (P) 1983 ECM Records

BMG Classics, A Division of Bertelsmann Music Group
Manufactured and distributed by BMG Music, New York, NY
Printed in USA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 81182 12402 8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ECM 1240, 811 547-1 Meredith Monk Turtle Dreams ‎(LP, Album, RE) ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1240, 811 547-1 Germany Unknown
ECM 1240, 811 547-2 Meredith Monk Turtle Dreams ‎(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1240, 811 547-2 Germany Unknown
ECM 1240, 811 547-2 Meredith Monk Turtle Dreams ‎(CD, Album, RE) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1240, 811 547-2 Germany Unknown
ECM 1240, 811 547-1 Meredith Monk Turtle Dreams ‎(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 1240, 811 547-1 Germany 1983
ECM 1240, 811 547-2 Meredith Monk Turtle Dreams ‎(CD, Album, RE, PDO) ECM Records, ECM Records, ECM New Series, ECM New Series ECM 1240, 811 547-2 Germany Unknown