Skempton: Surface Tension: Chamber works and songs

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COMPOSERS: Skempton
LABELS: Mode
WORKS: Surface Tension: Chamber works and songs
PERFORMER: Sarah Leonard (soprano), Howard Skempton (accordion); Ensemble HCD-Productions
CATALOGUE NO: MODE 61
The ‘Surface Tension’ of the disc’s title refers to two of Howard Skempton’s more extended chamber works of the Seventies, which explore minimalist elements in a strikingly original manner. Elsewhere brevity is very much the order of the day as we are treated to an entertaining and texturally varied sequence of miniatures that confirm Skempton’s uncanny ability to revitalise even the most predictable of musical gestures. Erik Levi

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