Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Percussion Music of Gui Sook Lee
Gui Sook Lee tends to write percussion music that pulsates in steady cadences, which allows the rhythmic-melodic potential of the instruments at hand to breathe with life and retain each individual timbre. The resultant music is sonorous, often rich in the woodiness of multiple marimbas, and more expressive than rigorously structured. The sound-color palette of Ms. Lee's arsenal tends to be bright and luminous.
The playing of all involved is excellent as is the sound staging.
Recommended for all who enjoy exploring the new sounds and rhythmic vitality of contemporary percussion music--and for anybody who would like some different music to enjoy and grow into aurally!