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September 21, 2018

New “Clouded Yellow” remixes out now

We are thrilled to announce that Cantaloupe Music released two remixes of music from our most recent album Michael Gordon: Clouded Yellow today.

Clouded Yellow (David Harrington Remix) was produced in collaboration with Sunset Youth Services, a San Francisco-based nonprofit founded in 2003 to foster long-term stability and growth for in-risk youth and families through caring relationships and supportive services. This remix was created by Joel Tarman, Mali Q, Angelo Bishop and Kronos’ artistic director, founder and violinist David Harrington at UpStar Records, Sunset Youth Services’ youth-run record label and recording studio.

Clouded Yellow (Bill Frisell Remix) is arranged and engineered by Cantaloupe’s Adam Cuthbert and features additional guitar accompaniment by Bill Frisell.

About Clouded Yellow

“Visceral, abrasive, and oddly moving… Some of the most fascinating, urgent, brilliant, and important music you’re likely to hear so far this year” – PopMatters

‘Over the course of a decade, Michael Gordon has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet on a series of provocative works that have sought to stretch, bend and otherwise reshape the boundaries of modern classical music. Clouded Yellow assembles these works for the first time, perfectly encapsulating the breadth and complexity of this long-standing creative partnership. Clouded Yellow features four pieces: the title track (composed in 2010), “Exalted” (2010), “The Sad Park” (2006) and “Potassium” (2000). The title of the first refers to the clouded yellow butterfly, which is known in England for its mass migrations; the word “clouded” is also meant to describe the blurred harmonies and melodies of the piece. “Potassium” is for amplified string quartet and electronics, with a fuzz box used throughout to lend a mysterious distortion to the sound. “The Sad Park” is accompanied by recordings of children ages 3 to 4 and their responses to the tragic events of 9/11. “Exalted,” which also features the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco Núñez, sets the opening of the Jewish Kaddish in Aramaic, connecting the choral voices of mourning to those of the children in “The Sad Park.”’ – from cantaloupemusic.com

“Intricate, dramatic, and thought-provoking: it speaks powerfully to the confusion we all experience when so much of the world around us is blurred” – Second Inversion

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