Friday, February 18, 2011

Kraig Grady: Our Rainy Season / Nuilagi

catalog number: either/5
title: Our Rainy Season / Nuilagi
format: CD

Kraig Grady: composer, metallophone
Jim Denley: bass flute, alto saxophone and wooden flute
Mike Majkowski: upright bass
Erin Barnes: metallophone
Jonathan Marmor: metallophone

1. Our Rainy Season (49:12)
2. Nuilagi (25:54)

Kraig Grady is a composer/decomposer/sound explorer. Since 1975 he
has pursued the formation of ensembles of acoustic microtonal
instruments of his own design/modification to explore an interaction with
environmental spaces, the contextual influence of visionary space, and
psychoacoustical pitch phenomena. Seeing personal fulfillment as not
possible within the confines of specialization, he has also engaged
extensively as a shadow puppeteer, tuning theorist, filmmaker, world
music radio DJ and concert promoter. His compositions often include
interactions with his own silent films and shadow plays.