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William Susman

Collision Point

Belarca Records
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1 Camille / I Vitality 3:18
2 II Tranquility 2:26
3 III Triumph 2:52
4 Clouds and Flames / I Riding Towards Oblivion 2:01
5 II Floating in the Air 2:36
6 III In a Zone 1:48
7 IV The Alphabet of Dying 2:00
8 V Collision Point 2:57
9 VI Jar of Ashes 1:39
10 VII The World Spins 1:58
11 Motions of Return 8:52
12 The Starry Dynamo 14:27
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Belarca Records presents Collision Point, a new album by American composer William Susman and Rome-based ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi celebrating a 10-year collaboration. Collision Point features music inspired by love, loss, redemption, and the writings of Allen Ginsberg, Colum McCann and Francis Bacon.

The album brings together four premiere recordings including two pieces for the full ensemble: Camille (2010), which was written for the ensemble, and The Starry Dynamo (1994), as well as a piano trio, Clouds and Flames (2010) and a duo, Motions of Return (1996) for flute and piano.

Susman's music is described by AllMusic as "the next developments in the sphere (of) minimalism," and has earned praise from The New York Times for being "vivid, turbulent, and rich-textured," from Gramophone as "texturally shimmering and harmonically ravishing," and from textura as "distinctly American."

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