Become ocean

Become ocean

Music CD - 2014
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Publisher: Brooklyn, NY :, Cantaloupe Music,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ℗2014
Branch Call Number: CD ORCHESTRAL Adams Become
Characteristics: 1 audio disc (42 min., 14 sec.) :,CD audio, digital ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 videodisc (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
digital, stereo, r, CD
NTSC, rda, DVD
audio file, CD audio, rda, CD
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda, DVD

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RioCaliente
Mar 01, 2021

I have listened to "Become Ocean" several times. It is fascinating but it can become too intense -- the horns get too sharp -- maybe those are sharks. There is also a DVD and I was hoping for some wonderful watery imagery. However it's only about 5 still images that morph into each other and repeat over & over. I'm surprised the imagery is not a lot better. The music is impressive overall. Thanks John Luther Adams!

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lukasevansherman
Feb 22, 2021

Though performed by an orchestra, this is as close to ambient as a classical composer can get. You might also like Max Richter and listening to nature sounds.

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scribby
Mar 21, 2017

Listen to it as backgroung sound: it's a pretty soundscape. Listen to it closely: it's a complex layering of wave upon wave of contrapuntal detail. Wagnerian in scope but intimate in detail, this is satisfying music that stands up to repeated listening.

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bstratton1960
Feb 19, 2017

Become Ocean is 45 minutes (approx.) of a soundscape. It works well if you're trying to go to sleep, but that is about it. Nothing there of any interest. This is a recording that will sit in your collection and gather dust. This piece sounds like something that would be played as background to an art installation. My advice - don't buy it. Get It from your public library, listen to it, and then return it. You'll be happier that way.

gusmom1 Oct 16, 2014

Any hope that the NYPL might have had of getting any monetary donations now or in my will are hereby eliminated by their insufferable practice of taking their holdings out of circulation and keeping them for "in-library use" only. This is completely inexcusable and cruel for anyone who doesn't have the leisure to just sit in the library at will.

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