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MP3 Scott Mayfield - Anthem to the Stars: The Music of Terry Winter Owens

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Regarded as 21st century classical music, the work is kind of like a cross between Debussy and Pink Floyd.

6 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: Twentieth Century, CLASSICAL: Piano solo

"Anthem to the Stars: The Piano Music of Terry Winter Owens" was premiered at the Justice Planetarium within the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center complex, Hutchinson, KS, from Feb. 7-10, 2008. The concert, comprised of 6 piano pieces inspired by astronomy, astrophysics and the poetry of Rainier Maria Rilke, also functioned as Scott Mayfield's world premiere as a concert artist. Having died before the event could be set in stone and performed, the concert was also a tribute to Ms. Owens and her visionoary composition style.
Although most of these pieces have accompanying narration, written by Owens and narrated live by her daughter, Maggie Owens, this CD was recorded live by Radio Kansas, an NPR affiliate; thus, the spoken narratives were omitted due to NPR broadcast criteria. "Spectral Glow" is the only song to feature narration, as it is an integral component of the work.

Scott Mayfield is a Connecticut-based pianist, composer, and arranger; this is his first official solo release. Previously, he appeared with the San Francisco collective, Discord Aggregate, on "Attack of the Absolute Zeroes", in 1997. Scott also edits and reviews Crossfade Grimoire, an electronic/experimental music review magazine currently on MySpace ( and coming to the web soon as a full-fledged webzine.
Scott's next release, "Big Sky", will be released through CD Baby in the next few months.

Terry Winter Owens is an internally-published composer and pianist whose works, from solos to large-ensemble, have been performed throughout the world. "Rhapsody" is a world-premiere and appears only on this CD. "Hyukatake" received 2nd-place honors at the Contemporary Japanese-America Festival. Terry (dec.) was also an esteemeed Yamaha artist. This CD is a tribute to her musical and stylisic invention.

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