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Recordings

 

Le Pioniere della Musica Elettronica
(Auditorium Books, book and CD)
Includes Alice Shields', Coyote, electronic music on tape from the opera Shaman. (ISBN-10: 8886784910)

 

Contains Coyote



Stolen Gold
TROY1305
Includes the track, Kyrielle, for violin and computer music, by Alice Shields, performed by Airi Yoshioka.

 

Contains Kyrielle



Pioneers of Electronic Music
Includes The Transformation of Ani
New World Records #80644
Electronic music on tape: Shields' recorded voice chants and sings from the Egyptian Book of the Dead as the dying soul of the scribe Ani, chanting the words of his own resurrection.

 

Contains The Transformation of Ani

"...strangled cries, abortive screams and fragmented voices calling from some unimaginable beyond." — The New York Times


"Alice Shields tells us this story in fascinating detail." — Alex Ross, Fanfare


Download "The Transformation of Ani" at iTunes
 
Watch a video of The Transformation of Ani

Shenandoah: Three Electronic Works
TROY699
Electronic works by Alice Shields

 

Contains Vegetable Karma / Dust / Shenandoah

[On Dust:]"exotic electronic score"
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


[On Dust:]"traditional Bharatanatyam jathis ... a musical setting inspired by the tillana" — The Hindu


Download Shenandoah: Three Electronic Works at iTunes
 
Watch a video of Vegetable Karma


Restless Spirits
Includes the track, Komachi at Sekidera
Koch International Classics #3-7503-2111
For mezzo-soprano, alto flute and koto.

 

Contains Komachi at Sekidera

"a fascinating exploration of the melismatic voice against the timbres of alto flute and koto." — Audiophile Audition


"Alice Shields' beautiful Komachi at Sekidera, adapted from a Noh play"
— Weekly Alibi, www.alibi.com



Apocalypse
New World Records #NWCR647
Electronic opera

 

Contains the entire opera, Apocalypse:
Sacrifice / The Sea / First Greeting / Here / Truth / On the Dark Mountain / Final Question-Aeon / Dismemberment and Eating / Someone, I Say, Will Remember / Someone Spoke of Your Death / Apocalypse Song / Heat Drum / Organ Screaming / The Dawn Wind

"dramatic and powerful"— CDE Music


"Highly recommended" — Contact (Montreal)


"a full-blown electronic opera" — The Splatter Effect



Reynolds/Kreiger/Shields
Includes the track, Coyote
CRI #495.
Electronic vocal work

 

Contains Coyote

"eerily evocative...holds the listener spellbound" — Musical America



The Composer-Performer 40th Anniversary
Includes the tracks, Organ Screaming and The Dawn Wind
New World Records #NWCR670
Excerpts for the electronic opera Apocalypse, sung by Shields

 

Contains Organ Screaming / The Dawn Wind


Pioneers of Electronic Music
Includes the track, The Transformation of Ani
CRI #611
Electronic vocal work

 

Contains The Transformation of Ani

"...a spooky ride...without cliche and chilling to the bone." — American Record Guide



Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center Tenth Anniversary Celebration
Includes the track, The Transformation of Ani
Original, 12" vinyl release
To purchase this album on CD, see the above listing (CRI #611)

 

Contains The Transformation of Ani



Columbia- Princeton Electronic Music Center 1961- 1973
Includes the tracks, Study for Voice and Tape and Dance Piece No.3
New World Records #80521-2
Electronic music

 

Contains Dance Piece No. 3 / Study for Voice and Tape

"...alice shields (both pieces here are absolutely bubbling with psychedelic-era modular synth grankle...)..."
— Mimaroglu Music Sales


Download "Study for Voice and Tape" and "Dance Piece
No. 3" at iTunes
 
Watch a video of Study for Voice and Tape


Vladimir Ussachevsky - Film Music
Includes the track, Line of Apogee
New World Records #80389-2
Composed assisting Vladimir Ussachevsky
Electronic film score

 

Contains Line of Apogee



Includes the track, Rhapsody for Piano and Tape
Opus One #94
Electronic music

 

Contains Rhapsody for Piano and Tape

"...moments of echoing beauty and sustain."
— Carl VP Groome, Ear Magazine



Gageego
Inclues the track, El's Aria
Opus One #90
Aria for soprano, flute and tape from the electronic opera Shaman

 

Contains El's Aria

"A harrowing work for soprano...vividly sung" — Fanfare




Includes the track, Neruda Songs
Opus One #83
Six songs for mezzo-soprano and cello, on poems of Pablo Neruda

 

Contains Neruda Songs:
This is Where We Live / Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks / Air in the Stone / Serenade / For Everyone / To Sorrow



Includes the track, Wildcat Songs
Opus One #13
Three songs for soprano and piccolo on a Native American shaman's song

 

Contains Wildcat Songs


 

Alice Shields as Singer/Vocalist


Vladimir Ussachevsky - Film Music
Includes the track, Line of Apogee
New World Records #80389-2
Composed assisting Vladimir Ussachevsky
Electronic film score



Vladimir Ussachevsky: Electronic and Acoustic Works 1957- 1972
New World Records #80654
Classical / Electronic



Shenandoah: Three Electronic Works
TROY699
Electronic works by Alice Shields

[On Dust:]"exotic electronic score"
— Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


[On Dust:]"traditional Bharatanatyam jathis ... a musical setting inspired by the tillana" — The Hindu


Download Shenandoah: Three Electronic Works at iTunes

Reynolds/Kreiger/Shields
Includes the track, Coyote
CRI #495.
Electronic vocal work

"eerily evocative...holds the listener spellbound" — Musical America



Columbia- Princeton Electronic Music Center 1961- 1973
Includes the tracks, Study for Voice and Tape and Dance Piece No.3
New World Records #80521-2
Electronic music

"...alice shields (both pieces here are absolutely bubbling with psychedelic-era modular synth grankle...)..."
— Mimaroglu Music Sales


Download "Study for Voice and Tape" and "Dance Piece
No. 3" at iTunes

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