Navigation Without Numbers

by George Hurd

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Ed Buckley This is a chamber quintet of sorts; actually, a quartet with electronics. It even occasionally sounds like chamber music. Sometimes. The pieces are in a classical format, but incorporate disparate influences. Hurd is responsible for electronic treatments and compositions. This is not for everyone (even me sometimes, oddly), but it does have its moments. It's what I think of as mood music; quite nice when I'm in the mood. :-)
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released February 26, 2016

All music composed and produced by George Hurd.
All music performed by The Hurd Ensemble.
All tracks recorded at Ear Relevant Audio with Jon Karr and Ex’pression Studio with Erika Chavarria, except track 8 at Soma Electronic Studios with Tim Iseler.
Mixed by Mark Orton, Camp Watertown Studio, Portland, OR. Mastered by Jon Cohrs, Spleenless Mastering, Brooklyn, NY.

The Hurd Ensemble is:
Solenn Seguillon - violin
Anton Estaniel - cello
Ari Gorman - bass
Elyse Weakley - piano
George Hurd - electronics, composition

Special thanks to: Anna Singer, George & Liz Hurd, Betsy Hurd, Becka Quas, Anton Estaniel, Elyse Weakley, Solenn Seguillon, Ari Gorman, Jacob Hansen-Joseph, Mark Orton, Carla Kihlstedt, Mason Bates, Glenn Cornett and the New Spectrum Foundation, Jenny Greza, Dan Lee, Bryan Vazquez, Steve Juarez, Joseph Voves, and all of our unbelievably supportive friends and families.

Innova is supported by an endowment from the McKnight Foundation. Innova Director: Philip Blackburn
Operations Director: Chris Campbell
Publicist: Steve McPherson
Graphic Design: Anna Singer

innova® is the label of the American Composers Forum.
© George Hurd, 2016. All Rights Reserved.



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George Hurd San Francisco, California

George Hurd is a composer whose music focuses on classical music, electronic music & finding ways to bring the two together. His work fixates on location & memory, using electronic sounds made entirely by him, recorded on his travels, each encapsulating a memory from the place/time they were recorded. He leads The Hurd Ensemble, an electroacoustic chamber group dedicated to performing his work. ... more

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