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CD: Julia Wolfe – Anthracite Fields

Posted on October 1, 2015 by Denise

Bang on a Can All-Stars The Choir of Trinity Wall Street Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2015     Julia Wolfe’s Anthracite Fields won a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year – the jury called the work “a powerful oratorio for chorus … Continue reading

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CD: David Lang – the difficulty of crossing a field

Posted on September 23, 2015 by Denise

Music by David Lang, libretto by Mac Wellman Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2015     In the difficulty of crossing a field, Mr. Williamson – a slave-owner from Selma, Alabama – walks out into an open field and disappears into … Continue reading

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Playlist: Seeing New Music

Posted on September 22, 2015 by Denise

The music represented in Seeing New Music, streamed through Spotify. You can also find links to the record labels’ own sites where you can learn more about each release.     Learn more about Nuits des Hommes on the record label’s website   … Continue reading

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CD: Ekkozone plays Karsten Fundal

Posted on January 21, 2015 by Denise

Released on Dacapo Records, 2015 Cover image: Nwhitford   Investigations of acoustic space, pulse and motion were key words for this release of Karsten Fundal’s works for percussion. “Fundal’s music flows on…  as water, as pulse, as wind and waves. … Continue reading

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CD: Toward the Curve

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Denise

Thomas Rosenkranz, piano + surround sound electronics Composers: Thomas Rosenkranz, Peter V. Swendsen, Peter Flint, Aurie Hsu, Michael Klingbeil, Pierre Jalbert, Alex Christie, Tom Lopez Released on Oberlin Music, 2015 Original cover image: Courtesy of NASA’s Earth Observatory   Toward the … Continue reading

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CD: Michael Gordon – Dystopia

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Denise

Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Robertson, conductor; Bamberger Symphoniker, Jonathon Nott, conductor Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2015   This release contains two of Michael Gordon’s large pieces for symphony orchestra – Dystopia and Rewriting Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony. Both pieces stretch the idea of what … Continue reading

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CD: Danish String Quartet – Wood Works

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Denise

Danish String Quartet: Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Frederik Øland, Asbjørn Nørgaard, Frederik Schøyen Sjölin Released on Dacapo Records, 2014 Images: Photographs by Caroline Bittencourt   This release is traditional Nordic folk music arranged for String Quartet. Taken from Denmark, Sweden, Norway … Continue reading

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CD: Per Nørgård – Symphonies 1 & 8

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Denise

Sakari Oramo, conductor; Vienna Philharmonic Released on Dacapo Records, 2014   Two symphonies on this CD, are from either end of Per Nørgård’s long artistic production: Symphony No. 1 and Symphony No. 8 – the first from 1955 and the … Continue reading

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CD: David Lang – love fail

Posted on January 3, 2015 by Denise

Anonymous 4 Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2014 Cover image: Courtesy of the Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-59208   love fail explores the almost 1000-year-old story of the lovers Tristan and Isolde. In his liner notes, David Lang writes: ‘the love of Tristan … Continue reading

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CD & Website: Dreamers’ Circus

Posted on January 1, 2015 by Denise

Dreamers’ Circus are Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen, Ale Carr and Nikolaj Busk. Together, the three form an exciting and energetic ensemble with a focus on Scandinavian folk music – explored in a contemporary perspective. Their website was created with lots of images running in the background … Continue reading

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