22. Harley Gaber: in memoriam 2010 (innova)
The composer's detailed booklet notes go on at considerable length about how this monumental work was inspired and constructed, but this is music the value of which depends on the merits neither of the philosophy behind its creation nor the mechanisms of its making. This is haunting electronic music that reminds me at times of Ingram Marshall's work, which is to say that some of its textures sound similar and it has an equally strong emotional impact, not that it's even remotely imitative. Long threads of sound float shimmering in the air while other threads or clusters revolve around them, weaving a tensile sonic fabric that implies a narrative without insisting on it. A profoundly affecting achievement.