Joanna MacGregor


01: ALASDAIR NICOLSON 42nd St. Stomp 04.10
02 ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Libertango 02.59
03 WILLIAM BYRD Hughe Ashton’s Ground 07.15
04 GYORGY LIGETI Autumn in Warsaw 04.15
05 SOMEI SATOH Incarnation II 06.57
06 TALVIN SINGH/MacGREGOR Endgame 05.31
07 MOSES MOLELEKWA/MacGREGOR Strumming 04.10
08 CONLON NANCARROW Player Piano Study No.11 03.32
09 HOWARD SKEMPTON Even Tenor 02.52
10 JOHN DOWLAND Forlorn Hope Fancy 03.05
11 JOHN CAGE Sonata No.5 01.28
12 CHARLES IVES The Alcotts 05.05
13 IVANA OGNJANOVIC Ship in Embrace... 07.29
14 JS BACH Allemande 05.26
15 JOANNA MacGREGOR Dance It 02.47

Joanna MacGregor's 2002 Mercury Nominated Play is a summing-up of her work in the last ten years: it ranges from the beauty and tranquillity of Elizabethan composers William Byrd and John Dowland through to funky collaborations with tabla genius Talvin Singh and South African jazz pianist Moses Molelekwa; from an intensely dramatic, filmic score written by the young Belgrade composer Ivana Ognjanovic to Nancarrow's wild boogie-woogie study no 11. Also included are the meditative Incarnation II by Japanese composer Somei Satoh and one of Piazzolla's most famous tangos, Libertango.

[The Independent: 30 November 2001]
[The Evening Standard: Hot Tickets, 23-29 November 2001]
[The Independent, 23 November 2001]
[Sunday Times, 11 November 2001]
[The Observer, 4 November 2001] CD OF THE WEEK

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Excerpt from Strumming (Molelekwa/MacGregor)

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