Jan Garbarek and Hilliard Ensemble (CD Review)

Remember Me, My Dear Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble ECM New Series 2625 The Hilliard Ensemble disbanded five years ago. Happily, they made a few recordings for ECM that have allowed listeners to continue to enjoy new music from them. Remember Me, My Dear was recorded on their last tour in 2014 at theContinue reading “Jan Garbarek and Hilliard Ensemble (CD Review)”

“3 Kenyon Songs” – “Psalm 103” (SoundCloud)

This week I am posting recordings from a May 2016 recital that was performed at All Saints’ Church in Princeton, New Jersey. Organized by soprano Sara Noble and the Contemporary Undercurrents of Song Project, it was given for me after I returned home last Spring from having cancer surgeries in Nashville. It was the mostContinue reading ““3 Kenyon Songs” – “Psalm 103” (SoundCloud)”

Program for 5/28 Concert

Hope to see some of you tomorrow at 5 PM at the concert being given at All Saints Church in Princeton. Five world premieres in one show – what joy, what luck! Program *All selections composed by Christian B. Carey, unless otherwise noted Spiritual Variations I & II Tom Colao, organ Je suis aimé deContinue reading “Program for 5/28 Concert”

5/28: Carey Portrait Concert in Princeton

EVENT: Christian Carey Portrait Concert WHEN: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 5 PM WHERE: All Saints Church, 16 All Saints Road, Princeton NJ 08540 Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project and Sara Noble proudly co-present this composer portrait celebrating Christian Carey’s music and his contribution to the community as a composer and teacher. The concert willContinue reading “5/28: Carey Portrait Concert in Princeton”

Messiaen – Poemes pour Mi (CD Review)

Olivier Messiaen Poèmes pour Mi Bruun Hyldig Duo (Hetna Regitze Bruun, soprano; Kristoffer Hyldig, piano) Naxos CD 8.573247 Hetna Bruun is billed as a soprano here, but she routinely sings as a mezzo. Given that Olivier Messiaen’s song cycle Poèmes pour Mi was composed for a Wagnerian soprano, Marcelle Bunlet, to sing, Bruun’s voice has the perfectContinue reading “Messiaen – Poemes pour Mi (CD Review)”

Holly Herndon: “Platform”

Platform Holly Herndon 4AD/RVNG Intl. Most graduate students spend their time studying for comprehensive exams, giving conference papers, and readying their CV’s for the brutal academic job market. As a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, Holly Herndon is likely doing most or all of these things. But she is also crafting music of intense energyContinue reading “Holly Herndon: “Platform””

Björk sings Tavener

We were saddened to learn of the passing of John Tavener, English composer of concert music based on the Christian Orthodox liturgy. John Tavener composed “Jesus Prayer” specifically for Björk Guðmundsdóttir’s voice. She posted the following message on her website: “John tavener : i feel honoured that i got to know him … and thatContinue reading “Björk sings Tavener”