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.
Testify commissioned by New Music USA for
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.
premiered in Los Angeles
by trombone virtuosi Matt Barbier
and William Lang,
"Compression" was be premiered by Matt on 18 October on the Wild Beast concert series at
Cal Arts. 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, has been released by Victoria Jordanova
"Lady Fern" is inspired by the
deciduous perennial that is ubiquitous throughout the Catskills. Buy
the recording here.
Wendy Richman records "to be held..."
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, Spring
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