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Classical: Contemporary Avant Garde: Experimental Moods: A Cappella
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by Juliet Palmer

New Zealand-Canadian composer Juliet Palmer is known as a “post-modernist with a conscience” (The Listener) whose work “crosses so many genres as to be in a category of its own” (Toronto Star).
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Narrow Banks
6:22 $0.99
2. Dreaming of Trees
6:56 $0.99
3. Dusk of Tears
2:37 $0.99
4. Burble
9:38 $0.99
5. Litany
6:22 $0.99
6. Simple Death
5:27 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Water and song are elemental forces which sustain both our bodies and souls. In “Narrow Banks,”
subtle variations of the body's circulatory system resonate with field recordings of Toronto's rivers,
while Emily Dickinson's poetry maps the heart’s inner landscape. Branching blood vessels and
capillaries echo tree silhouettes in “Dreaming of Trees,” reminding us that we are rooted in the
same ground. Two suns mark the dawn of the nuclear age in “Dusk of Tears,” an era when the
exhilaration of scientific discovery gives way to annihilation. In “Burble,” an abandoned river jolts us
out of numbness and back into the flow. “Litany” is a radio signal from a post-apocalyptic future to
remind us of life's essentials. Finally, in “Simple Death” the bridge over a vertiginous canyon invites
us to choose between conquering fear and succumbing to despair.

Juliet Palmer rivers music for voice features:
Laura Swankey, Tova Kardonne, Felicity Williams, Lieke van der Voort, Alex Samaras, Jocelyn Barth,
Mingjia Chen, Andrea Kuzmich, Aki Takahashi, Christine Duncan, Juliet Palmer, Ryan Brouwer

Produced by Jean Martin and Juliet Palmer
Recorded January 7 2017 by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Company, Toronto
Additional recording at The Farm by Jean Martin on January 11 2017
Mixed and mastered by Jean Martin at The Farm, Toronto
Artwork and design by Jean Martin
Cover photo by Alisdair Jones; other photos by Jean Martin
All music by Juliet Palmer © SOCAN 2018



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