Changes is available via Daptone Records.
Currents Michael Mizrahi, piano Works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Troy Herion, Mark Dancigers, Asha Srinivasan, Missy Mazzoli, and Patrick Burke New Amsterdam CD/DL Pianist Michael Mizrahi’s sophomore album Currents is out this week via New Amsterdam Records. Below is the considerably charming video introduction to the release, featuring excerpts from Troy Herion’s Harpsichords. The title track, byContinue reading “Michael Mizrahi’s “Currents””
Our friends at Parlour Tapes are preparing to release Inventions, a collection of contemporary pieces for clavichord, composed and remixed by Danny Clay and played by Mabel Kwan. Out soon via Bandcamp. Take a listen below to a teaser track. There will be a release party for the recording in Chicago on 3/26 (details here).
Tomorrow, famed microtonal/just intonation composer Ben Johnston turns ninety. To celebrate his 90th birth year, the Kepler Quartet releases the third and final volume of their series of Johnston’s string quartets in April on New World.
On Thursday, March 17, my friend and frequent collaborator, Carson Cooman will be playing organ works by living German composer Lothar Graap at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan. The early music early music ensemble The Sebastians (Jeffrey Grossman and Daniel S.Lee, artistic directors) will also appear, playing works by Baroque composer Christoph Graupner.
My Quintet 2 will be premiered Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 in Dixon Recital Hall at Tulane University by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Philippe Wurtz. If you are near Tulane, you should check out ECCE’s whole residency (March 11-17). It features composers Erin Gee, Yu-Hui Chang, Isabel Mundry, and Chaya Czernowin and guestContinue reading “March 15: Quintet 2 Premiere at Tulane”
In honor of International Women’s Day, violinist Ariana Kim has released a video of her performance of Augusta Read Thomas’s Incantation for solo violin (1995). I’ve long loved Incantation – it is one of Thomas’s most beautiful works: poignant, supple, and exquisitely well-paced. Kim’s current project is Routes of Evanescence, a recording of works byContinue reading “Ariana Kim Plays ART”
Quintet 2 will be premiered later this month at Tulane University by East Coast Contemporary Ensemble, conducted by Jean-Philippe Wurtz. Quintet 2 – by Christian Carey (2016) Quintet 2 was composed for East Coast Contemporary Ensemble and conductor Jean-Philippe Wurtz at the request of John Aylward, their artistic director. The quintet is cast in aContinue reading “Program note: Quintet 2”
Explosions in the Sky’s next recording is out in one month on Temporary Residence. They’ve shared a light-show strewn version of teaser track “Logic of a Dream” (see video below).