Thomas Strønen – Time is a Blind Guide Lucus ECM Records 2576 Ayumi Tanaka, piano; Håkon Aase: violin; Lucy Railton, violoncello; Ole Morten Vågan, double bass; Thomas Strønen: drums, percussion Composer/percussionist Thomas Strønen’s Time is a Blind Guide has shifted membership since its debut recording. Distilled to a quintet line-up on Lucus, itsContinue reading “Thomas Strønen’s Time is a Blind Guide – Lucus (CD Review)”
The Music of Sheila Silver: A Celebration Merkin Concert Hall February 8, 2018 By Christian Carey Published on Sequenza 21 NEW YORK – Composer Sheila Silver has taught at Stony Brook University since 1979. On February 8th at Merkin Concert Hall, an all-Silver program celebrated her tenure at the university. In addition toContinue reading “Sheila Silver Composer Portrait at Merkin Hall”
On Febuary 16, 2018, RVNG Intl. digitally released Few Traces, a recording of rarities by Mark Renner. The physical release is this Friday (February 23rd). Renner is an under-heralded icon of the Baltimore arts scene. A talented painter, printmaker, and musician, Renner’s work proved pivotal in the local community during the first early glimmers of postContinue reading “Mark Renner – “Saints and Sinners””
Last Leaf Danish String Quartet ECM Records CD The Danish String Quartet is best known for their insightful interpretations of classical and contemporary repertoire. For instance, a 2016 CD for ECM Records presented early works by Ades, Norgard, and Abrahamsen to widespread acclaim. However, back in 2014, the quartet had a best seller onContinue reading “Danish String Quartet – Last Leaf”
Poppy Ackroyd Resolve One Little Indian CD/DL Brighton-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Poppy Ackroyd has released her fourth album, Resolve, on One Little Indian. Like her previous work, ambient neoclassical instrumentals reign here. Ackroyd’s violin, piano, and synths are abetted by percussionist Manu Delago, wind player Mike Lesirge, and cellist Jo Quail. Together they createContinue reading “Poppy Ackroyd: Resolve (CD Review)”
A preview track from Mike Donovan’s “How to Get Your Record Played in Shops,” which will be out on 4/20 via Drag City. https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3650878242/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/track=844659316/transparent=true/ TOUR DATES: FEB 10 San Francisco, CA @ RPMetaspace (Closing Party for William Keihn’s “Trapdoor” exhibition) MAR 1 Ojai, CA @ Ojai Rancho Inn MAR 3 SF, CA @ RPMetaspaceContinue reading “Mike Donovan: “Sadfinger” (Bandcamp)”
Quattro Mani November 15, 2017 Weill Recital Hall Works by Gosfield, Moravec, Machover, Lansky, and Ben-Amots NEW YORK – Since 2013, pianists Susan Grace and Steven Beck have been performing together as the duo Quattro Mani. Their recent recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall presented several New York premieres, including pieces by Annie Gosfield,Continue reading “Quattro Mani at Weill and on CD”
Loma is Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), and Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski (Cross Record). Their self-titled debut album is out on February 16th via Sub Pop.
Snowpoet’s new recording “I Thought You Knew” is out on Feb. 9th via Edition Records. Today she released a video of album track “Love Song” via YouTube (pre-order here).