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Lei Liang: Bamboo Lights

Lei Liang: Bamboo Lights

Lei Liang: Bamboo Lights   Listening for Blossoms The Cicada Chamber Ensemble Lakescape Musicians from soundSCAPE Serashi Fragments The JACK Quartet Lakescape II Rootstock Percussion Gobi Gloria The JACK Quartet Lake The Awea Duo Bamboo Lights The Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor   Chinese-born American composer Lei Liang (b.1972) is the winner of the 2011 […]

Adam Roberts: Leaf Metal

Adam Roberts: Leaf Metal

Adam Roberts: Leaf Metal Arditti Quartet Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Lorraine Vaillancourt cond. Gabriela Diaz, violinist Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Eric Hewitt cond. Benjamin Schwartz, cellist   1. Tangled Symmetries (9:43), for string quartet Arditti Quartet 2. Strange Loops (11:14), for chamber orchestra & electronics Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt cond. 3. Sinews (8:55), […]

Nicholas Vines: Torrid Nature Scenes

Nicholas Vines: Torrid Nature Scenes

Nicholas Vines: Torrid Nature Scenes 1-7. Butcher of Brisbane (24:18) | Carnival for solo saxophone(s) and chamber ensemble Eliot Gattegno, saxophone(s); Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury cond. 8. Economy of Wax (9:27) | for soprano, flute/piccolo, viola, harp Adrienne Pardee, soprano; Stephen Drury, cond. Jessi Rosinski, flute/piccolo; Derek Mosloff, viola; Franziska Huhn, harp 9-15. Torrid Nature Scene […]

Lei Liang: Tremors of a Memory Chord

Lei Liang: Tremors of a Memory Chord

Lei Liang: Tremors of a Memory Chord Chamber and Orchestral Music   Verge (10:38) Aural Hypothesis (9:42) Five Seasons (17:27) Tremors of a Memory Chord (18:00)   Palimpset Ensemble • Steven Schick Callithumpian Consort • Stephen Drury Wu Man, Pipa • Shanghai Quartet Pi-hsien Chen, Piano • Taipei Chinese Orchestra • En Shao   Chinese-born […]

Tamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not Speak

Tamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not Speak

Tamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not Speak   1. Being as How (19:07) Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury cond. 2. 8 —-> ∞ (eight tends toward infinity) (15:03) New England Conservatory Cello Ensemble, Alan Fletcher cond. 3. the grief that does not speak (23:23) Furious Band, Roger Zahab cond. 4. What of the How X 6 […]

Paul Elwood: Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home

Paul Elwood: Stanley Kubrick's Mountain Home

Paul Elwood: Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home   1. Old Joe Clark (6:51) Hank Roberts, cello, vocals Paul Elwood, banjo 2. In the Zone (11:24) The Callithumpian Consort Conductor: Stephen Drury Five-string banjo soloist: Paul Elwood 3. Cluck Old Hen (2:13) John Hartford, banjo Matthew Combs, fiddle 4. Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home (26:18) Ilana Davidson, soprano […]

John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes

John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes

John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes 1. Four Thousand Holes (32:51) Stephen Drury, piano Scott Deal, percussion 2. …and bells remembered… (10:06) Callithumpian Consort Four Thousand Holes is a sometimes lush, sometimes fragile, rhythmically complex and technically demanding work for piano and mallet percussion (performed by the extraordinary pianist Stephen Drury and percussionist Scott Deal) […]

Eliza Brown: Effusion

Eliza Brown: Effusion

Eliza Brown: Effusion (2010) [audio:http://www.callithumpian.org/wp-content/uploads/Effusion_full.mp3] Effusion: unrestrained expression of words or feelings – Webster’s Dictionary Featuring an extroverted, virtuosic, and overtly expressive solo viola part (Karina Fox, soloist), Effusion projects many moods and textures in a short space of time. A series of eight pitch fields derived from spectral analysis of individual notes played on […]

Ben Hjertmann – Bhyxe

Ben Hjertmann - Bhyxe

  Ben Hjertmann: Bhyxe (2009) [audio:http://www.hjertmann.com/wp-content/uploads/bhyxe.mp3] From a dark concentration of sound, there slowly forms a melodic figure. The live instruments extend from the pulsing core as tendrils, liberated, yet deeply entrenched in the original energy. Bhyxe is scored for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Fixed Media and was recorded by the Callithumpian Consort and was […]

Lee Weisert – Tethyis

Lee Weisert - Tethyis

  Lee Weisert: Tethyis (2010) [audio:http://www.callithumpian.org/wp-content/uploads/tethyis_full.mp3] The conceptual basis for Tethyis was inspired by an idea from the book Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? by Barry Blesser and Linda Ruth-Salter. The authors make a distinction between so-called “primary (independent) sonic events” and “secondary (slave) sonic events.” In normal listening we are mostly attuned to primary […]

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