Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10 (CD Review)

Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10: Music After 1945 SWR Sinfonieorchester, Michael Gielen conductor SWR 6xCD boxed set   The tenth and final boxed set in SWR’s Michael Gielen Edition spotlights his considerable contributions to post-1945 concert music. Seven hours of live recordings of music by European avant-garde figures Pierre Boulez, Luigi Nono, György Ligeti, GyörgyContinue reading “Michael Gielen Edition Volume 10 (CD Review)”

January 7: Premiere at soundON Festival

This Friday, January 7th at 7:30 PM, cellist Franklin Cox premieres my In Nomine as part of the soundON Festival at the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library in La Jolla California. The festival runs from January 6-8 and features the NOISE Ensemble performing a number of new works as well as pieces by established composers.Continue reading “January 7: Premiere at soundON Festival”

56 Years Later, “A Love Supreme” Certified Platinum; Alice Coltrane Reissue

Best of 2021: A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle and Alice Coltrane’s Kirtan: Turiya Sings   Fifty-six years after its release, John Coltrane’s recording of his suite A Love Supreme has been certified platinum by the RIAA. With the lauded release of the recently rediscovered tapes of A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle, renewed interest has moved the recording of the originalContinue reading “56 Years Later, “A Love Supreme” Certified Platinum; Alice Coltrane Reissue”

Sunday: counter)induction in Brooklyn

This Sunday: counter)induction performs in Brooklyn (Livestream) The ensemble counter)induction has been active for over twenty years, premiering countless pieces. A collective of performers and composers, counter)induction has performed at many venues in NYC. This season, they will be in residence at Soapbox Gallery, a Brooklyn venue for visual art and music. counter)induction’s first concertContinue reading “Sunday: counter)induction in Brooklyn”

Messiaen on Kairos (CD Review)

Sequenza 21 – Best of 2021   Olivier Messiaen Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus Alfonso Gómez, piano Kairos CD   In 1944, Olivier Messiaen wrote a recital length work (about 2 hours in duration) for pianist Yvonne Loriod, one of his proteges and, later, his spouse. Vingt regard sur l’enfant-Jésus (“Twenty Visions of the Infant Jesus”)Continue reading “Messiaen on Kairos (CD Review)”

Magnus Lindberg on Ondine (CD Review)

Magnus Lindberg Aura – Marea – Related Rocks Emil Holmström, Joonas Ahonen, piano and keyboards;  Jani Niinimaki, Jerry Plippomem, percussion  Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu Ondine This recording includes three live recordings of compositions from the 1990s by Magnus Lindberg. Hannu Lintu leads the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in energetic and focused renditions ofContinue reading “Magnus Lindberg on Ondine (CD Review)”

Matt Evans – touchless (CD Review)

Matt Evans Touchless Whatever’s Clever Records “touchless questions the phenomenology of touch, reaching to transcend the boundaries of the physical to embody touch while remaining touchless.” – Matt Evans In 2019, Matt Evans lost his partner, the sculptor and eco-feminist artist Devra Freelander. He commemorates both grief and the light that came into his lifeContinue reading “Matt Evans – touchless (CD Review)”

Martin Suckling on NMC (CD Review)

Martin Suckling This Departing Landscape NMC Recordings CD/DL Tamara Stefanovich (piano), Katherine Bryan (flute), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, Ilan Volkov Two concertos and two substantial orchestral works by Scottish composer Martin Suckling are programmed on This Departing Landscape, his debut portrait CD. The White Road (after Edmund de Waal) is inspired by DeContinue reading “Martin Suckling on NMC (CD Review)”