Source: Tri-Centric Foundation.
Jessica Pavone released Lost and Found on Oct. 9, 2020. “Lost and Found celebrates the second release for the J. Pavone String Ensemble, an unconventional quartet consisting of Pavone and Abby Swidler on violas, and Erica Dicker and Angela Morris on violins. Founded in 2017, they present original compositions that expand on the themes of Pavone’s extensive solo work while facilitating recent research into the effects of sonic vibration on human physiology and emotional health known as Cymatics. Sustained sounds, pitches, and clusters of ensemble sound are used to generate specific physical and cognitive benefits, existing both within and beyond music’s canonical role.”
Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain VI drops today Friday Oct. 16, 2020. “Nate Wooley is on his sixth volume of his song cycle, with this recent incarnation a 45 minute single opus piece with the trumpet player bringing in a disparate group including Rhodes players Emily Manzo/Isabelle O’Connor, guitarists Ava Mendoza/Julien Desprez, pedals steeler Susan Alcorn along with drummers Chris Corsano/Ryan Sawyer/Ben Hall, violinists C. Spencer Yeh/Samara Lubelski and a vast vocal group. This latest album uses lines from Peggy Seeger’s 1979 tune “Reclaim The Night” as a reference point, with the result a melding of liturgical voices, electronic effects, church organ moods and Gregorian chants.” – George Harris Jazz Weekly
Mary Halvorson releases Artlessly Falling on Oct. 30, 2020.
Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, our Braxton75 partner artist in Belgium, will release Ghost Trance Solos on Nov. 5, 2020. “…guitarist Kobe Van Cauwenberghe provides an overview of how Braxton’s approach to the series changed over time…The holistic aspect of Braxton’s work might seem to be tested by Van Cauwenberghe playing alone rather than with an ensemble. Yet this does not sound or feel like solo music. In order to generate what Braxton refers to as a ‘field of activities’ for one instrument, Van Cauwenberghe uses loops and live electronics to build up layers of musical material…There is a warmth and humour to Van Cauwenberghe’s response to Braxton’s Ghost Trance Music that seems fully in keeping with the project’s radical, friendly openness.” – Laura Tunbridge
On Nov. 20, 2020, Ingrid Laubrock will release Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt, her new double-disc album for chamber orchestra and small ensemble. “The album follows Ingrid Laubrock’s landmark orchestral album Contemporary Chaos Practices from 2018 (Intakt CD 314). Ingrid Laubrock presents on this double album five compositions in double version. The first disc features the EOS Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Susanne Blumenthal and the second disc is small ensemble featuring Sam Pluta (electronics), Cory Smythe (piano and quarter-tone keyboard) with Zeena Parkins (harp), Adam Matlock (accordion) and Josh Modney (violin).”
The musicians in our community are also sought-after sidepersons. Tomás Cruz (Trillium J, Tri-Centric Vocal Ensemble) is on this new video by Duwendé, and Kyoko Kitamura is featured on a recent release by pianist Russ Lossing as well as on an album by Cory Smythe.