Orchestral composer, DJ, curator...Mason Bates has no need of a day/night split personality: he combines traditional virtuosity and symphonic color with techno beats, electronica, and improvisation in his orchestral works. Mothership features five compositions, ranging in inspiration from oceanic depths to Pima Indian chant to a hybrid technological art of the future. Not to be missed!
Chinary Ung: Singing Inside Aura features singing violist Susan Ung in the title track, as well as two of the composer's fascinating "spiral" works, and more. A deeply studied and intuitively felt merging of Cambodian and Western musical traditions.
Foss's Symphony in G, "Symphony of Chorales," "Symphony of Sorrows," and "Window to the Past" in SACD quality. A landmark release!
Premiere recordings of Blue Earth, Wedge, and Viola Concerto starring Kate Vincent, viola.
Andrew Norman: Play was supported by New Music USA.
(c) Ruth Orkin, Irving Fine Collection, Library of Congress, Music Division
Local composer Elena Ruehr blends visual and musical art with Shimmer, Vocalissimus, Cloud Atlas, and O'Keeffe Images.
An evocative set of orchestral works from local composer Scott Wheeler: Crazy Weather, City of Shadows, and Northern Lights.
BMOP/sound's release guest-stars violinist Gabriela Diaz in the Suite for Violin with American Gamelan, the Providence Singers in La Koro Sutro, and BMOP's own unique American Gamelan!
Spratlan: mythology, summer vignettes, struggle expressed via saxophones. Davis: political commentary, groove, Balinese-influenced polyrhythms, pianistic virtuosity. Take your pick!