Anthony Paul De Ritis: Electroacoustic Music (In Memoriam: David Wessel)

Release Date: April 1, 2018
Label: Albany Records
Composer: Anthony Paul De Ritis
Artists: Vicky Chow†(Artist, Performer)
Orlando Cela†(Artist, Performer)
Xiao-Fen Min†(Performer)
Zhantao Lin†(Performer)
Jennifer Hymer†(Performer)
Kang Gamin†(Performer)
Bill Lowe†(Performer)
Amy Advocat†(Performer)
Patrick Owen†(Performer)
Jianbing Hu†(Performer)
Demetrius Spaneas(Performer)



Composer Anthony Paul De Ritis began studying with David Wessel at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies after returning from his studies at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. Wessel exerted a tremendous influence on De Ritis, both as a teacher and as a person. This recording of De Ritis’ music is a tribute to David Wessel.The pieces on this recording span more than 25 years. Listening to the music is captivating. Written for Western instruments or Asian instruments, the music sounds like a successful syntheses of East and West, where real-time processing devices transform the sound of acoustic instruments into a rainbow of sound colors.Having received a thorough Western education and then traveled the world, Anthony Paul De Ritis has come up with a music that is far more than the sum of its parts — music that is imaginative and a wonderful balance of tone colors.

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