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eighth blackbird: Hand Eye CD


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PRODUCT: eighth blackbird: Hand Eye CD
SIZE: 9.3" high x 6.6" wide x .4" deep
MATERIALS: Compact disc in a custom acrylic case
Hand Eye brings together a musical and visual dream team. Multi-Grammy-winning ensemble eighth blackbird and Sleeping Giant, unite for an evening-length work fizzing with the alchemy of twelve strong personalities. Hand Eye is a collection inspired by a collection. Each of the six composers of superstar composer sextet Sleeping Giant chose a work belonging to the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art to use as a point of departure for their own musical contribution.

Some composers chose to recreate or aurally represent their chosen artist's process, while others responded more broadly to the work's subject matter or character. Heard as a continuous whole, Hand Eye is an audio tour through a stunning collection of contemporary art, and a testament to the power of dialogue across artistic disciplines. Hand Eye transports us to a Soul-studded jam session (Ted Hearne), the buzzing contagion of an internet meme (Andrew Norman), a high-velocity adventure-ride (Robert Honstein), a shimmering yet blinding landscape (Christopher Cerrone), the flickering and pulsing of ink on paper (Timo Andres), and a warm but tattered beauty (Jacob Cooper).

The six pieces that comprise the CD Hand Eye are Checkered Shade by Timo Andres, South Catalina by Chris Cerrone, Conduit by Robert Honstein, Mine, Mime, Meme by Andrew Norman, By-By Huey by Ted Hearne, and Cast by Jacob Cooper.

Tim Munro, flutes
Michael Maccaferri, clarinets
Yvonne Lam, violin
Nicholas Photinos, cello
Matthew Duvall, percussion
Lisa Kaplan, piano

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