Rejean Beaucage
April 16, 2015

I have already mentioned a few times here of the extraordinary work of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and its leader Gil Rose and its label (41 discs since 2008!). This time, it offers us the music of Andrew Norman, an explosive composer in his mid-thirties, which was developed during a two-year residency with the orchestra. The 46-minute Play explores brilliantly the possible modes of play of the orchestra, playing the musicians either together or against each other, for example. The interpretation of the work is apparently very theatrical and the composer opens the album notes by saying "I wish you could see Play in concert.” We can always dream! In addition, Try is a first draft of the main work. Discover this!

Four stars, Voir recommended