• LAPA
  • WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC COMMISSION - MICHAEL GORDON’S DYSTOPIA - TO BE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 24, 2015
  • Feb. 17, 2015
  • Live, Uncut Recording of the LA Phil Conducted by David Robertson at Walt Disney Concert Hall in January 2008 to be Released by Cantaloupe Music

    Los Angeles, CA (February 17, 2015) – Michael Gordon's new album Dystopia will be released by Cantaloupe Music on February 24, 2015. The title piece, a city symphony for Los Angeles, was commissioned and performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The live, uncut LA Phil recording of this world premiere was conducted by David Robertson at Walt Disney Concert Hall in January 2008.

    Dystopia is part of an ongoing collaboration between Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison to "capture the aura of a city through music and imagery." On writing Dystopia, Gordon explains, "I explore the gray areas between harmony and dissonance, where pleasure meets pain. I thought about the sound of a phonograph record speeding up and slowing down - that point where you hear the beauty of the music but also its altered state." 

    Michael Gordon  Dystopia
    Tracklisting:

    Dystopia  30:58
    Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Robertson, conductor
    Live, uncut recording of the world premiere; Walt Disney Concert Hall, Jan. 12, 2008

    Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony  21:45
    Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathan Nott, conductor
    Live, uncut recording of the world premiere; Beethovenfest Bonn, Sept. 30, 2006
    Part 1  5:48
    Part 2  7:39
    Part 3  4:21
    Part 4  3:57

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org