on 7 February 2011
This set of recordings set me wondering how Partch could be so priescent in his percussive rhythms yet so relatively unknown. The recordings from the 1950's musically could be only a few years old. Several of the pieces have that pattern style taken up by the Minimalists in the decades to follow - they are fascinating and bear repeated listening. If you are interested, buy Vol 2 and look out for 'Bewitched'.