New on Innova

Innova has released a few new CDs:

Carei Thomas – Sound Window(s) V: Pinnacle
Brief Realities, Poemmetry… Like a Gospel Holy Roller Party, these compositions draw narrative materials from non-linear, fractal-like formations of story and expression, memory and fantasy. SOUND WINDOW(S) V is an experimental sound study using voice, poemmetry and acoustic-electronic instrumentation for an extraordinary ensemble (Carei Thomas – Piano; Gary Schulte – Violin; Steve Goldstein – Laptop Electronics; and Patrick O’Keefe – Reeds).

Minnesota Chorale – Adventures of the Black Dot
Choir, accordion, and narrator tell of the Black Dot (yes, the musical one) and its escapades. It’s already a children’s classic book and this musical version will surely propel it to legendary status. Judy McGuire, Janika Vandervelde and the Minnesota Chorale team up for the best bedtime you could wish for

Mark Applebaum – Disciplines
Compact Disc-iplines: Solos of complexity and depth from Stanford’s risingest. One may be the loneliest number but Applebaum gives these individuals plenty to keep them occupied.

Marty Ehrlich News

Marty Ehrlich is being profiled on WKCR, and he writes the following:

I have written a new work for the Sound Vision Orchestra, which is a setting of the poem A TRUMPET IN THE MORNING by fellow St.Louis native Arthur Brown. This half hour long work features my long time colleague J.D.Parran as reciter and soloist. Details below.

The Sound Vision Orchestra is pleased to announce our premiere of A Trumpet in the Morning, a new work for improvising orchestra by Marty Ehrlich, commissioned by SVO with funding from the Individual Artists Program of the New York State Council on the Arts. The performance will take place at 8:00 PM on Tuesday 4 January 2005 in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium of the New York City Bahá’í Center, located at 53 East 11th Street (between Broadway and University Place). The concert will feature Ehrlich’s work on a program including compositions written for the Sound Vision Brass Ensemble by Jeff Hoyer and for the Sound Vision Orchestra by Warren Smith.

The ensemble performing these works will include:
Stephen Haynes, Taylor Ho Bynum, and Sam Hoyt (trumpets),
Jeff Hoyer and Bob Hovey (trombones), Joseph Daley (tuba),
Bobby Zankel and Will Connell (alto saxophones),
Andrew Lamb (tenor saxophone), Scott Currie (baritone saxophone),
J. D. Parran (soprano and bass saxophones),
Mark Hennen (piano), Dominic Duval (contrabass),
Warren Smith (percussion), and Jackson Krall (drums)

Admission for the entire evening will be $15; for advance ticket purchase, please contact the Bahá’í Center at (212) 222-5159. Interested new-music enthusiasts are also invited to a special limited-seating open rehearsal at New York University on Saturday 18 December 2004. Admission for this event is free but advance reservations are required; please contact Scott Currie ( for further information and reservations.