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Oerknal recording of 16 now available

A breathtaking new recording of 16 performed by Susanne Peters, Mariana Hutchinson Siemers, Lidwine Dam, and René van Munster of Oerknal has been released by 7 Mountain records and is available now. The release concert will take place on 29 November at Korzo in Den Haag. 

Rendition recording by Marianne Gythfeldt and Augustus Arnone now available

Now available here is the recording of Marianne Gythfeldt and Augustus Arnone of
Collide-O-Scope Music performing "Rendition." Also featured are works by Lou Bunk, Yotam Haber, and Robert Morris.

pulse-echo recorded by Jason Hardink and the JACK Quartet

This October pianist Jason Hardink and the JACK Quartet recorded pulse-echo, a work written for Jason and commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation. The work pulse-echo derives its title, in part, from a quote by Arnold Schoenberg: “Art is the cry of distress of those who personally experience the fate of mankind. Within themselves they carry the pulse of the world and only an echo reaches the outside. And that echo is the work of art.” The title is also a reference to the onset of attacks, their decay, and the play of reiterative and timbral continuities that were the conceptual genesis of the piece.

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.

Claire Chase records The Silenced, late 2018 release

Claire Chase recorded "The Silenced" at Meyer Sound, Berkeley, CA in a single take. The piece will be released along with the past four years of Density 2036 commissions later this year.

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.

Rebekah Heller's recording of Asarum canadense: "Wild Ginger"  available now

Bassoonist Rebekah Heller released Asarum canadense: "Wild Ginger," from book 2 of A Compendium of Native Catskill Botanicals on ICE's TUNDRA imprint on New Focus Recordings. 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. Buy the recording here.

Compression premiered in Los Angeles and New York

Commissioned by trombone virtuosi Matt Barbier and William Lang, "Compression" was premiered by Matt last year on the Wild Beast concert series at Cal Arts. Will gave the NY premiere in Brooklyn. The piece references compressive and positional asphyxia, particularly as a result of police brutality. 


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, has been released by Victoria Jordanova for ArpaViva. "Lady Fern" is inspired by the deciduous perennial that is ubiquitous throughout the Catskills. Buy the recording here.

Last update: 5 November 2018