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Program 748: New Releases from 2023

KALW Broadcast Date: July 2, 2023 | Host: Ed Herrmann

Canadian composer Gayle Young works with electronics, graphic scores, microtonality, and invented instruments. According to the Moon is a new album of her vocal music featuring Montreal based singer Sarah Albu.

Violinist Meredith Bates is active as a performer and collaborator in Vancouver. Her new double album Tesseract uses field recordings, electronics, and violin.

Neil Rolnick’s new release on Other Minds Records is a continuation of his work combining piano and interactive computer. Lockdown Fantasies is a suite of pieces composed during the pandemic. Journey’s End symbolically traces his wife Wendy’s spiritual journey while dying of cancer.

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Track Info & Links

Titles: According to the Moon, State of Corn, Ancient Ocean Floor
Composer: Gayle Young
Performers: Sarah Albu
Recording Title: According to the Moon
Record Label: Farpoint Recordings


Titles: Journey’s End, Fantasy 1, Fantasy 5
Composer: Neil Rolnick
Performers: Geoffrey Burleson
Recording Title: Lockdown Fantasies / Journey’s End
Record Label: Other Minds Records
Catalog Number: OM 1035-2


Titles: Karkata
Composer: Vera Ivanova
Performers: Nic Gerpe
Recording Title: The Makrokosmos 50 Project


Titles: Crumbling
Composer: Fernanda Aoki Navarro
Performers: Nic Gerpe
Recording Title: The Makrokosmos 50 Project


Title: Debris
Composer: Meredith Bates
Performers: Meredith Bates
Recording Title: Tesseract
Record Label: Phonometrograph

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