Henry Threadgill wins Pulitzer

Congratulations to composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill, who has won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in music. One of the original AACM members, Threadgill’s recent work has been distinguished by an intervallic approach to improvisation, in which each member of the band has a limited catalogue of intervals that they can perform, with the sum totalContinue reading “Henry Threadgill wins Pulitzer”

Michael Mizrahi’s “Currents”

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””

Dan Trueman: “Nostalgic Synchronic”

Nostalgic Synchronic Music by Dan Trueman Performed by Adam Sliwinski, bitKlavier New Amsterdam CD/DL Nostalgic Synchronic, 8 etudes by Dan Trueman for bitKlavier, a “prepared digital piano,” are the program for Adam Sliwinski’s solo debut. Sliwinski’s regular gig is with So Percussion, but he makes a persuasive advocate here, dealing with the busy, microtonally altered materialContinue reading “Dan Trueman: “Nostalgic Synchronic””