The Wanderer

Pauline Oliveros

The Wanderer (composed in 1982) is a rare work for that rare ensemble, the accordion orchestra, here 23-strong. The Wanderer's first half mainly investigates the complexities of drone, with a rich, multi-layered texture serving as the backing for measured solo melodies. A number of dramatic crescendos set it apart from many of Oliveros's other accordion drone pieces. Some of the melodies are reminiscent of bagpipe music, and in the second half it transforms into highly rhythmic dance music.


Price: $50.00