Used, Broken, & Unwanted Laura Cetilia, cello, autoharp, voice, and electronics Estuary Ltd. CD A live recording from 2013 made in Providence, Rhode Island, Used, Broken, and Unwanted demonstrates to good effect the wide-ranging timbral palette and drone-based structures that artist Laura Cetilia explores. The title track makes use of repetition, not in theContinue reading “Laura Cetilia on Estuary, Ltd.”
Monthly Archives: December 2015
Jennie Oh Brown Plays Joseph Schwantner (CD Review)
Looking Back – Flute Music of Joseph Schwantner Innova Records (Innova 919) Jennie Oh Brown, flute; Jeffrey Panko, piano; Karin Ursin, flute and piccolo ; Janice MacDonald, flute and alto flute; Susan Saylor, flute and bass flute Joseph Schwantner has written a substantial body of work featuring flutes. On her Innova recording Looking Back, flutist Jennie Oh Brown provides superlative performances ofContinue reading “Jennie Oh Brown Plays Joseph Schwantner (CD Review)”
Lothar Graap played by Carson Cooman
My colleague and friend Carson Cooman has become a steadfast advocate of composer Lothar Graap, recently releasing two CDs of his organ music. Listen below.
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Four (Video)
Collaborative Works is out now on Erased Tapes.
Bing and Ruth – “Broad Channel” (video)
Bing & Ruth’s City Lake is out now on RVNG Intl.
Scholars of Tallis … and Pärt too
Christmas Across Centuries The Tallis Scholars Church of St. Mary the Virgin Miller Theatre’s Early Music Series December 5th Church of St. Mary the Virgin On Saturday December 5th at New York’s Church of St. Mary the Virgin, the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, presented a program that included two composers firmly ensconced inContinue reading “Scholars of Tallis … and Pärt too”
John Luther Adams: Ilimaq
Ilimaq John Luther Adams John Luther Adams, electronics; Glenn Kotche, percussion Cantaloupe Music In the Alaskan Inupiaq language, Ilimaq means “spirit journeys.” One can readily hear how John Luther Adams seeks to embody the many facets of the spirit journey on his album of the same name: the shamanic, the dream state, the heroic quest,Continue reading “John Luther Adams: Ilimaq”
Hélène Grimaud – “Water” (Video)
Hélène Grimaud’s “Water” is out via DG on February 5, 2016.
Danish Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall (Concerts)
Photo: THOMAS GRØNDAHL This Thursday at 8 PM, the Danish Piano Trio will make their US recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. The group – Katrine Gislinge, piano, Toke Møldrup, cello, and Lars Bjørnkjær, violin – will present piano trios by Niels Gade and Felix Mendelssohn (one of my personal favorite chamberContinue reading “Danish Piano Trio at Carnegie Hall (Concerts)”
Ande Somby – Geography of Learning (video)
Sing with the wolves, faeries, and elves. Yoiking with the Winged Ones is out February 6, 2016 via Ash International.