The Tangerine Awkestra
"Aliens Took My Mom"
$10.00 | CD | Catalog #MUL001
Release date: 2001
of the Humans Blow Up
Everything is Soft
"The coolest new orchestra of the avant garde!" - the CD's
Children from Fort Greene, Brooklyn, ages 3 through 7, influenced by
recordings of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and free jazz they heard in
their music class, organized their own improvising
jazz/classical/avant-garde orchestra. There are no edits or overdubs on
this recording: it is exactly what the kids played. They composed and
named the pieces with advice from adult composers/performers Katie Down
and Dave Soldier
. The music
on Aliens Took My Mom
tells a story in which an army
from outer space invades, destroys all the humans, and eventually
succumbs to nuclear bugs and pops.
article (PDF file)
by Dave Soldier on this project.