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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 spent a great deal of time researching stories from the coal-mining district she grew up in, in Pennsylvania while … 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         David Lang first described the difficulty of crossing a field to me as a work that ‘can’t really tell if it’s an opera … 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         Toward the Curve is a collection … 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       Composer Michael Gordon has been collaborating with filmmaker Bill Morrison over many years, on a series of works inspired by big cities. … 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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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 by Moses Hacmon  from series “Faces of Water”   This piece of music is performed by an ensemble … Continue reading

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