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kaleidoscopeman Great... didn't expect fuzz guitar to enter the scene (albeit in a restrained sort of way), but it's great to hear... Tracks 4-9 were all mind-blowing excursions for me (and I'm a psych head)... Enjoyed the album immensely ! Favorite track: Air Glow.
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Pulitzer Prize winner Du Yun's collaboration with the International Contemporary Ensemble traces back to the group's formation at Oberlin Conservatory and the composer's budding early years. This new release on ICE's Tundra imprint chronicles that fruitful relationship with dynamic ensemble works, solos with and without electronics, and improvisations. Dinosaur Scar captures the synergy that can only come as a result of musicians who have absorbed a composer's language over many years, and a composer writing specifically with specific performers in mind.


released September 28, 2018

Producers: Du Yun, Jacob Greenberg, Kivie Cahn-Lipman
Editing Producers: Jacob Greenberg (1, 2, 10), Du Yun (3, 4, 5, 8, 9), Daniel Lippel (5, 6), Claire Chase (7)
Session Producer: Joshua Rubin (1, 10)

Recorded and engineered by: Tracks, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 by Ryan Streber @ Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College, 2009. Tracks 4, 5, 6 recorded by Ryan Streber @ Oktaven Audio, 2018. Track 8 recorded by Theo Metz @ Shea Center for Performing Arts, William Paterson University, 2014

All tracks mixed by Jonathan Jetter @ Right Angle Productions, June 2018
All tracks mastered by Ryan Streber @ Oktaven Audio, July 2018, 2018 recording session assistant: Qin Zhen

Album Design by Kim Mai Tran
Album Photography by Spa Theory 2017, Angela Fan, Olivia Obin & Kim Mai Tran,




New Focus Recordings New York, New York

New Focus Recordings is an artist led collective label featuring releases in contemporary music of many stripes, as well as new approaches to older repertoire. The label was founded by guitarist Daniel Lippel (who is the current director) and composer Peter Gilbert in 2003, and features releases from many of new music's most active performers and composers. ... more

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