"Feldman is recognized as one of the twentieth century's most influential composers. Feldman's artistic principles were shaped in the early 1950s by his association with composers Cage, Earle Brown and David Tudor, and painters Philip Guston, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Robert Rauschenberg, to name a few. In keeping with Feldman's aesthetic privileges of scale over form, For Philip Guston, composed in memory of his late friend, expands to a monumental five hours. On the front cover of the comprehensive 4-CD set is a reproduction of Feldman's portrait by Philip Guston. The liner notes include a conversation between composers Walter Zimmerman and Kotik, exploring the many facets of Feldman's music." Recorded in 1995 and performed by S.E.M. Ensemble (Petr Kotik, flute, alto flute, piccolo; Joseph Kubera, piano, celeste; Chris Nappi, vibraphone, marimbaphone, glockenspiel, chimes).