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BEST CLASSICAL ALBUM 2000

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Rhythm Spike was the debut release of New Zealand's most internationally renowned composer, John Psathas.

John’s music draws equally on classical, jazz, and rock traditions and is performed by artists from a variety of disciplines, from jazz (Michael Brecker) to contemporary classical (Evelyn Glennie). His most prestigious achievement to date was to compose the music for the opening the 2004 Olympic Games.

Rhythm Spike is an album of rhythmic intensity and poetic introspection, performed by a stellar lineup of NZ and US musicians including the New Zealand String Quartet, Michael Houstoun (piano), Deidre Irons (piano), Dan Poynton (piano), David Downes (guitar), Neil Becker (guitar), and New Juilliard Ensemble members Brian Resnick (drums, percussion, mallets), Stephen Gosling (piano), and David Arend (bass).

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Artists: NZSQ, Michael Houstoun, Deidre Irons, Dan Poynton, David Downes, Neil Becker, Members of the New Juilliard Ensemble, Stephen Gosling  and David Arend

Musicians: NZSQ: Helene Pohl (violin 1), Douglas Beilman (violin 2), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Michael Houstoun (piano), Deidre Irons (piano), Dan Poynton (piano), David Downes (guitar), Neil Becker (guitar), and New Juilliard Ensemble members: Brian Resnick (drums, percussion, mallets), Stephen Gosling (piano), and David Arend (bass)

Producer:John Psathas

Executive producer: Keith Hill

Recording Engineer: Steve Garden, for all tracks except Abhisheka (Tim Gummer, the Adam Concert Room, Victoria University School of Music, Wellington) and Drum Dances (Andy Grassi, the Hit Factory, New York City)

Mixing: Steve Garden and John Psathas at Garden Shed Music Studio, Auckland

Cover art: Dylan Raethel

Photography: Keith Hill & Tim Gummer

Original design (1999): Tim Gummer

Revised design (2020): UnkleFranc

Printing: Studio Q

Released November 1, 1999

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