Testify commissioned by New Music USA for JACK Quartet
Testify, the final part of the triptych Passage, for string quartet and interactive lighting, has been commissioned by New Music USA for the JACK Quartet.
Passage takes as its inspiration those who have survived trauma and
oppression, turning horrific experience into positive vehicles for
understanding and healing through word and action. The work locates its
public in a provocative space where it might consider the implications
of the subject matter the work confronts. Read more about the project here.
Compression to be premiered in Los Angeles 18 October
Commissioned by trombone virtuosi Matt Barbier and William Lang, "Compression" will be premiered by Matt on 18 October on the Wild Beast concert series at Cal Arts in Los Angeles, CA. The piece references
compressive and positional asphyxia, particularly as a result of police
Victoria Jordanova's recording of Athrium filix-femina: "Lady Fern" now available
From book 2 of A Compendium of Native Catskill Botanicals, Athrium filix-femina: "Lady Fern," for harp, was just recorded by Victoria Jordanova for ArpaViva.
The recording will be released 10 April. "Lady Fern" is inspired by the
deciduous perennial that is ubiquitous throughout the Catskills. The
recording may be purchased through iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play or
streamed through Spotify, Rhapsody, You Tube Music, and many others.
Rebekah Heller's recording of Asarum canadense: "Wild Ginger" available as a stream
recorded Asarum canadense: "Wild Ginger," also from
book 2 of A Compendium of Native Catskill Botanicals. The album will be
released this summer but you can hear all the tracks as a stream here. The album also features works by Dai Fujikura, Felipe Lara and Rand Steiger. "Wild Ginger" was
written for Rebekah and received its premiere in New York in 2015.
"Wild Ginger" is inspired by the perennial whose delicate, dark-purple
flower, often concealed by the plant’s leaves, is supported by
branching rhizomes that grow underneath. The album will be released on ICE's TUNDRA imprint on New Focus Recordings.
Wendy Richman records "to be held..."
Wendy Richman recorded "to be held..." for singing violist, to be included on her
forthcoming album "vox/viola." The release will also include pieces
written for Wendy by Lou Bunk, Christian Carey, Stephen Gorbos,
Jose-Luis Hurtado, Everette Minchew, Arlene Sierra, David Smooke, and
Ken Ueno. The album will also be released on ICE's TUNDRA label.
Claire Chase records The Silenced, 2 December 2017 release
Claire Chase recorded "The
Silenced" at Meyer Sound, Berkeley, CA in a single
take. The work will be released as part of the Density 2036 series of
recordings coinciding with a five-year retrospective marathon concert, also in Berkeley. Below are excerpts from the premiere performance in
update: 27 July 2017