Known for his dramatic fractal transformations of Baroque sounds, Jonathan Dawe has forged over the years an original and highly distinctive compositional voice. This new collection of chamber works, featuring all premiere recordings, offer a robust perspective of the innovative and imaginative world of this American composer
Paris X brings together music by the X-patriate Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985) and the X-centric Erik Satie (1866-1925), two Parisians whose personal acquaintance was slight but whose music and artistic vision offer a fascinating tapestry of similarity and difference.
24 fantasy-pieces after the zodiac for amplified piano
Laurie Hudicek, Piano
The fine line between fantasy and reality, where dreams can seem real and reality seems an illusion, is the place in which these 24 fantasy pieces exist, a “dream within a dream” as another American icon may have described it.
Soundscape, Collected Works Vol. 1 is the first volume in a series which will document the major works by acclaimed multidimensional composer, Dary John Mizelle, and includes works for percussion, toy piano, and electronic media.
Composer Frank Brickle, winner of a 2010 NEA Artistic Excellence award, is featured on this disc with a spectrum of works written for and performed by the Cygnus Ensemble, joined by sopranos Haleh Abghari and Elizabeth Farnum.
"It reminds me somehow of the distant and lonely sound world of Vladamir Ussachevsky's musique concrete of the 1960s, except that Brody's sounds attract the ear more--no surprise after 40 years of technological development."
Hausmusik features classical guitarist William Anderson with his colleagues from the Cygnus Ensemble in stunning performances of 20th c. solo and chamber music, much of which has never been recorded before.