Roger Reynolds

Personae (1990)
Violin, ensemble, and tape

The Vanity of Words [Voicespace V] (1986) Tape

Variation (1988)

Liner notes by Thomas DeLio and Roger Reynolds

Primary Artist(s): SONOR ensemble; Rand Steiger, Conductor; János Négyesy, Violin; Philip Larson, Baritone; Aleck Karis, Piano

Label: Neuma 450-78 © 1992

Dates of recording: not indicated

Recording, editing, mastering: Josef Kucera

What interested me most in composing Variation was the notion that transformations of meaning could occur entirely as a result of changes of context. In this work there is no transposition of thematic materials, nor any thematic development; none of the tactics by means of which musical ideas have traditionally evolved are in play here. The listener is faced with only the thing itself heard in changing relationship to itself.

– from Reynolds liner notes