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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: 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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CD: Michael Gordon – Timber

Posted on December 19, 2011 by Denise

Slagwerk Den Haag, percussion Released on Cantaloupe Music, 2011 Images: Vector drawing and wood prints by Denise Burt   Michael Gordon’s piece Timber is a percussion work and a meditation on travelling sounds and rhythm. The 6 musicians play on … Continue reading

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