Denise Burt

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    CD: David Bowlin: Luciano Berio — Huang Ruo

    Posted on April 21, 2014 by Denise

    David Bowlin, violin; Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble; Timothy Wiess, conductor Released on Oberlin Music, 2014 Images: Found woodprints from carved woodblock, reworked digitally   The two composers featured on this release are quite different. Luciano Berio – who deliberately analyses … Continue reading

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    CD: Michael Gordon – Rushes

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by Denise

    Rushes Ensemble: Dana Jessen, Saxton Rose, Rachael Elliot, Jeffrey Lyman, Lynn Hileman, Maya Stone, Michael Harley Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2014 Images: Water on ‘liquid iron’ film from series “Faces of Water” by Moses Hacmon   This piece of music … Continue reading

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    CD: Julia Wolfe – Steel Hammer

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by Denise

    Bang on a Can Allstars, Trio Mediaeval Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2014 Images: found photographs, reworked digitally   Steel Hammer is a vocal work based on the American myth of John Henry – the man who hammered a tunnel through … Continue reading

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    CD: Duo Kapow – Burst

    Posted on April 20, 2014 by Denise

    Duo Kapow! – Henrik Larsen, percussion; Claus Olesen, saxophone Composers: Jexper Holmen, Kasper Jarnum, Morten Ladehoff, Niels Marthinsen, Niels Rønsholdt, Simon Steen-Andersen Released on Dacapo Records, 2014 Image: Found watercolour, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Archives & Museum, Wellcome Library, London   … Continue reading

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    CD: Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen – Mixed Company

    Posted on April 7, 2014 by Denise

    London Sinfonietta; Theatre of Voices; Paul Hillier, conductor Released on Dacapo Records, 2014 Images: Photograph Denise Burt, reworked digitally   Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen’s Mixed Company, is vocal and instrumental music. The songs on this release are based on lutenist and composer … Continue reading

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    CD: Rune Glerup – dust encapsulated

    Posted on April 7, 2014 by Denise

    Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen; Mathias Friis-Hansen, percussion; Gáman; Rune Glerup, electronics; Neel Bramsnæs Teilmann, piano; Pierre-André Valade, conductor Released on Dacapo Records, 2104 Images: Found photographs, reworked digitally   The design for Rune Glerup’s debut CD of acoustic and electronic works, … Continue reading

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    “100 releases” – celebrating 10 years of CD designs

    Posted on January 14, 2014 by Denise

      On the 24th January, 2014, I held a reception and exhibition to celebrate 10 years of making CD designs entitled “100 releases” where I showed a selection of the CDs I have made over the last decade. Here is … Continue reading

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    CD: David Lang – death speaks

    Posted on December 3, 2013 by Denise

    Shara Worden, vocals; Bryce Dessner, guitar; Nico Muhly, piano; Owen Pallet, violin and vocals. Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2013 Front cover: Found image; First spread: Photograph, Brian Arnold; Inside spread: Found image, reworked digitally.   David Lang went through all … Continue reading

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    LP: David Lang – death speaks

    Posted on November 26, 2013 by Denise

    Limited Edition vinyl release of David Lang’s death speaks – an adaptation of the CD design for Cantaloupe Music, New York.  

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    CD: Gáman – Early & Late

    Posted on November 26, 2013 by Denise

    Gáman: Andreas Borregaard, accordion; Bolette Roed, recorder; Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, violin Composers: Rune Glerup, Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen, Sunleif Rasmussen Released on Dacapo Records, 2013 Images: “Photochrom” prints (ink-based photolithographs), late 1800’s, images of Norway, from the Library of Congress’ collection   This … Continue reading

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