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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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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: 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 Gudmundsen-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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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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CD: Trio Con Brio – Phantasmagoria

Posted on September 22, 2013 by Denise

Trio con Brio Copenhagen Composers: Hans Abrahamsen, Per Nørgård, Bent Sørensen Released on Dacapo Records, 2013 Image: found daguerreotype from mid-1800s, digitally coloured   The three composers on this release share a Romantic approach, and a desire to describe the intangible … Continue reading

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CD: Bent Sørensen – La Notte

Posted on February 23, 2013 by Denise

David Alberman, violin; Rolf Hind, piano BBC Symphony Orchestra, ensemble; Michael Schønwandt, conductor Released on Dacapo Records, 2013 Image: Digital photocollage by Denise Burt   The pieces on La Notte (Night) have themes such as the conscious and unconscious, entropy … Continue reading

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CD: Per Nørgård – Libra

Posted on July 9, 2012 by Denise

Danish National Vocal Ensemble; Fredrik Malmberg, conductor Stefan Östersjö, guitar; Adam Riis, tenor Released on Dacapo Records, 2012 Image: Graphic created with digital algorithm   The star-sign “Libra” is represented by the scales, and Nørgård’s cosmic vocal work Libra is … Continue reading

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