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Scored for 24 a cappella voices, Anonymous Man enlarges Gordon’s approach to composition, layering minimalistic bites of vocal material over each other to create music that occupies a hypnotic, incantatory soundworld. It was commissioned and premiered in 2017 by The Crossing. As Gordon explains in a brief liner note, Anonymous Man is autobiographical: it concerns his moving into a loftapartment in the Debrosses neighbourhood of New York City, meeting his future wife and conversations he had there with two homeless men. Donald Nally and The Crossing give a superbly accomplished account of this work, rhythmically precise and with impeccable intonation.

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