New Focus Recordings © p 2015
SCOTT MILLER and ZEITGEIST celebrate the first decade of their work together with the release of Tipping Point, a CD featuring both previously unrecorded and recent compositions, as well as one of the only purely acoustic works that Miller has written this century.
The collaborative relationship between composer Scott Miller and the ensemble Zeitgeist began in 2003, supported by the Jerome Foundation. Their initial collaboration resulted in Shape Shifting: Shades of Transformation (Innova 638), a concert-length work of ten pieces involving interactive-electronics, improvisation, and spoken-word settings of poetry by Felip Costaglioli. Shape Shifting far exceeded the artists’ expectations in terms of the scope of the work, the variety of ensemble+electronics explorations, and the overall success of the collaboration.
Since then, their personal and professional friendship has deepened and their collaborative activities have multiplied. Beyond Shape Shifting, Miller has written more than 20 compositions for the group and its members. They have undertaken dozens of performances together throughout the United States and Europe, and Miller has served as producer on numerous recordings for the ensemble and its members, including three Zeitgeist CDs.
Album review from Textura
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