Caroline Shaw – Orange (CD Review)

Caroline Shaw – Orange Attaca Quartet Nonesuch/New Amsterdam CD Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 2013, Caroline Shaw has been a busy musician in the years following, performing as a vocalist with Roomful of Teeth (which recorded her prizewinning work Partita), violinist with ACME, and recording with Kanye West (yes, that Kanye West!). Shaw’s versatilityContinue reading “Caroline Shaw – Orange (CD Review)”

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””