The Song of the Stars (Naxos CD)

The Song of the Stars British Music for Upper Voice Choir Naxos CD 8.573427 Wells Cathedral School Choralia, conducted by Christopher Finch; Eleanor Turner, harp; Elliot Launn, piano Occupying as it does an important niche in choral literature, the CD Song of the Stars demonstrates the vitality and importance of Naxos Records’s “no stone leftContinue reading “The Song of the Stars (Naxos CD)”

Blue Streak Ensemble Visits New York

Composer Margaret Brouwer’s Blue Streak Ensemble visits New York on Sunday and Monday with a free concert in Brooklyn and a modestly priced one in Manhattan. Good new music ensembles have a programming ethos. Brouwer’s curation is decidedly eclectic encompassing, on one end of the spectrum, some of the more intricate lieder by Johannes Brahms and,Continue reading “Blue Streak Ensemble Visits New York”

Out Today: Righteous Girls, “Gathering Blue”

Today sees the release of Righteous Girls’s debut album on New Focus Recordings, Gathering Blue. My composition “For Milton” is on it. You may purchase the recording from iTunes here. Below is another “teaser track” from the album, this one featuring composer and steel pan performer Andy Akiho.

Chris Dingman, “The Subliminal and the Sublime”

The Subliminal and the Sublime Chris Dingman Chris Dingman, vibraphone; Loren Stillman, alto saxophone; Fabian Almazan, piano; Ryan Ferreira, guitar; Linda Oh, bass; Justin Brown, drums Excellent albums contain many magical moments, but there’s often one that is a clue that a particular recording will be a special experience for the listener. Just such aContinue reading “Chris Dingman, “The Subliminal and the Sublime””