Best of 2020: Michi Wiancko

(Over the next couple of weeks, I will be sharing some of my favorite recordings of 2020. -CC) Michi Wiancko Planetary Candidate New Amsterdam Violinist-composer Michi Wianko’s recording Planetary Candidate presents a selection of solo violin works by Wianko and several of her composer contemporaries. They are “solo” in the sense of having a singleContinue reading “Best of 2020: Michi Wiancko”

Complete Organ Works Published by Zimbel

My Complete Organ Works have been published by Zimbel Music.  Thanks to Carson Cooman for his advocacy as a performer and for shepherding this through to publication and to Joseph Arndt for commissioning and widely performing several of the pieces. A few are dedicated to composer friends: Robert Morris, Andrew Mead, and Ken Ueno.  In addition to organ compositions, two hymns co-authoredContinue reading “Complete Organ Works Published by Zimbel”

CageConcert: an Interview with Philip Thomas

Interview: Philip Thomas Launches Cageconcert By Christian Carey Pianist Philip Thomas is a prolific artist. A member of Apartment House, he recently participated in their recording of Ryoko Akama’s compositions for Another Timbre. Also on Another Timbre is Thomas’s gargantuan CD set of piano music by Morton Feldman, which includes several previously unreleased pieces. TwoContinue reading “CageConcert: an Interview with Philip Thomas”

Release Day! Composers at Westminster Recording

On Friday, October 25th, Westminster Choir College’s recording label, distributed by Naxos, will release “Composers at Westminster,” a digital recording of works by the composition faculty. It includes music by Stefan Young, Joel Phillips, Jay Kawarsky, Ronald Hemmel, and Christian Carey. Three of the college’s choirs, conducted by Joe Miller, James Jordan, and Amanda Quist,Continue reading “Release Day! Composers at Westminster Recording”

Upcoming Performance: Westminster Kantorei

On April 28th, 2018, two of my Magnificat Antiphons will be performed by Westminster Kantorei, Amanda Quist, conductor. Kantorei will be recording them the following week for release on Westminster Choir College’s imprint (distributed by Naxos). I have been at Westminster since 2004. I am thrilled that, for the first time, my work will beContinue reading “Upcoming Performance: Westminster Kantorei”

Review from 1999

Amazing what you uncover on Google Books. A review of Cassatt String Quartet, with guest cellist Christopher Finkel, premiering my String Quartet (1999) at June in Buffalo. “Christian B. Carey’s String Quartet (1999) is a rare effort to draw from jazz’s rhythmic style while applying an apparent serial language. The general depiction of jazz asContinue reading “Review from 1999”

Tanglewood FCM 2017 Highlights (Pt. 1)

This year’s Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood (in Lenox, Massachusetts) was curated by three youngish stars of the new music community: pianist Jacob Greenberg (ICE), cellist Kathryn Bates (Del Sol Quartet), and violist Nadia Sirota (Q2, ACME). Each planned a chamber music concert, consisting of commissioned new works and contemporary repertory selections. The curatorsContinue reading “Tanglewood FCM 2017 Highlights (Pt. 1)”

Friday: Bandcamp Supports Trans Rights

Today (Friday August 4, 2017), Bandcamp supports Trans rights with 100% of their proceed to the Transgender Law Center. There is a list of participating labels on their homepage, or you can just dig out your BC wishlist and get to shopping!

The Dream Syndicate: “Glide”

The Dream Syndicate. Photo: Chris Sikich. How Did I Find Myself Here?,  The Dream Syndicate’s first LP since 1988 will be released via Anti on September 8th.   THE DREAM SYNDICATE – 2017 TOURING SCHEDULE: Sept 29 Portland, OR – Star Theater Sept 30 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern Oct 14 Oslo – Rockefeller Oct 15Continue reading “The Dream Syndicate: “Glide””

Required Reading: Experimental Music Since 1970

Book Review: Experimental Music Since 1970 By Jennie Gottschalk Bloomsbury, 2016 284 pp. From the very beginning of Experimental Music Since 1970, author Jennie Gottschalk lets us know that her perspective is that of a “maker,” a composer. This is instructive as to the book’s approach and to its inclusion and, in some cases, exclusion,Continue reading “Required Reading: Experimental Music Since 1970”