Photosynthesis

by Michael Robinson

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Photosynthesis opens with a cheerful work titled Returning Voice, made with a gamelan-like timbre over synthesizer ostinatos.

The title piece, in four movements, traverses a kaleidoscopic range of instrumental colors, both Eastern and Western, along with a mixture of high and low energy peaks.

Malleable features a trumpet tuned to an exotic scale, sliding through and around an ominous background of diverse textures.

Moroccan Snow is a subdued Near Eastern painting with blended timbres.

Ocean, in four movements, presents a contrasting sequence of moods, textures, speeds and colors.

Molokai was inspired by the late afternoon view of the mysterious island from my favorite swimming beach during the year I lived in Maui. This is a pure musical meditation.

The music on this recording was composed between 1989 and 1994.

- Michael Robinson, December 1999, Lahaina

© 1999 Michael Robinson All rights reserved

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released December 11, 1999

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Michael Robinson Los Angeles, California

"...he's an original" - Village VOICE

"Robinson's spontaneously composed melodies create an atmosphere of dazzling speed and invention." - All About Jazz

“Making use of alternative tunings, and blending tradition and technology, Robinson is able to transcend cultural and spiritual boundaries.” - NewMusicBox

"...vast epic compositions" - The Idea

"Very nice - swings good!" - Lee Konitz
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