Elliott Sharp - Tranzience (New World Records 80778)
JACK Quartet; New Thread Quartet; Either/Or, Richard Carrick, piano, conductor; w/Elliott Sharp, electroacoustic guitar/Joshua Rubin, clarinet; Rachel Golub, violin; Jenny Lin, piano
Mathematics and the various sciences are just ordered ways of looking at and analyzing all of the raw data supplied by the universe. It's all about mappings and correspondences. At the same time, my work often takes a speculative and irrational/intuitive approach. It includes both the ordered and rational, the intuitive and irrational, and the acoustics of the ear. - Elliott Sharp
Karin Rehnqvist - LIVE (Sterling Modern 3002-2)
Winner of Swedish GRAMMIS Award 2014
A CD featuring the best live performances of the music of leading Swedish composer, Karin Rehnqvist, curated by the composer herself.
Features Geoffrey Landman and Ulrika Bodén’s performance at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre of Rädda mig ur dyn.
BMOP - Irving Fine: Complete Orchestral Works (BMOP/sound 1041)
“A typical BMOP/sound release, this one rescues a composer from wholly undeserved obscurity with transparent, energetic performances — and Mr. Rose is rightly proud of it. Of six pieces, including the delightfully upbeat “Blue Towers” (1959), most important is Fine’s neo-Classical Symphony (1962), lucidly done.” - The New York Times
Sergio Cervetti - TRANSITS (Navona NV6001)
Written in 2013, Concertino for piano, woodwinds and timpani is a rowdy and raucous array of South American rhythms tempered by a tender quote from Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder. One of Cervetti's last minimalist works, Exiles (1980), was created on the Synclavier and begins with a slow piano rendition of a melodic theme from the Uruguayan patriotic song Mi Bandera, which is soon overwhelmed by electronic textures. In contrast, Guitar Music (the bottom of the iceberg) is an early minimalist work for solo guitar from 1975 that is an experiment with "restricted pitch-classes" and a nuanced tour-de-force with a soupçon of flamenco.