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Audiocassette LE 319cs. Duration 42.41

Kabat: On the Edge

Julie Kabat's voice-structured improvisation performed by Ms. Kabat (voice, glass harmonica, kalimba, saw), Ben Hudson (violin), Abraham Adzenyah (African drums and congas), and Marilyn Crispell (piano). The FIRST TWO works are available on CD #LE350, but the LAST THREE are only available on cassette.

Julie Kabat
(b.1947) (USA)

Five Poems by H.D.
The Moon in Your Hands; Evadne; Oread; Fragment 113; The Helmsman
(voice, glass harmonica, violin) (13:04)

Invocation in Centrifugal Form
(voice and glass harmonica) (9:54)

On Edge
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night; Improvisation; A Otro Joel
(voice, African drums and congas, piano) (13:02)

A Mi Hija
(voice and saw) (4:04)

Kalimba Alight
(voice and kalimba) (2:17)

Composer bio and program notes.

Reviews: "The only regret is not seeing her in action." American Record Guide. "Kabat is obviously very much concerned with texture, timbre, and sonority, as well as emotion...The Five Poems by H.D. are beautiful. The glass harmonica has a ravishing sound that is novel and immediately captivating...Her setting of the Dylan Thomas poem is quite marvelous." Fanfare. "Julie Kabat is a truly enchanting artist." John Hammond, formerly with CBS records. "Quite playful, weird and mad. The recorded sound is excellent." Music Tokyo Company.

Recording: Recorded at St. Michael's Episcopal Parish House by Steve Cellum, New York City, December, 1983. Support: This recording is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. This recording also received a generous grant from The Beard's Fund and contributions from individual donors. Rights: Copyright 1984, 1990, Leonarda Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.


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