Corpo di Terra
Corpo di Terra is a collection of "songs without words" that composer Suzanne Farrin has created based on sonnets by the Italian poet, Petrarch. This recording, Farrin's first full length release, treats individual instruments as the canvas on which the composer can word paint subtle shadings of color and structure found in the original words. The results are meditative in gestalt but within this introverted frame, there is a wide dramatic range as the instruments struggle to express ideas beyond their abstract limitations.
The recording features performances by several specialists in the field of contemporary music performance, including clarinetist Joshua Rubin and harpist Nuiko Wadden, both of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), veteran New York new music freelancers violinist Cal Wiersma and cellist Julia Lichten, as well as the Munich-competition-winning violist Antoine Tamestit (France) with pianist Markus Hadulla (Germany).
Suzanne Farrin's works have been performed in the US, Europe, and South America, at such venues as Carnegie's Weill Hall, Symphony Space, The Kennedy Center, the Walker Center, the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Sonic Festival, Alpenklassik (Germany), Theaterforum (Germany), and Festival Nuevo Mundo (Maracaibo). She has collaborated with such ensembles as the Arditti Quartet, So Percussion, the American Composer's Orchestra and ICE. Farrin is an Associate Professor of Composition SUNY Purchase.
Track 1 - Nuiko Wadden, harp; Track 2 Julia Lichten, cello; Track 3 Uscirmi di Braccia Antoine Tamestit, viola and Markus Hadulla, piano; Track 4 Josh Rubin, clarinet; Track 5 Cal Wiersma, violin
Recording engineer: Silas Brown (tracks 2, 4, 5), Jonathan Jetter
(track 1), Teiji van Geest (track 3)
Editing engineer: Silas Brown (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5), Jonathan Jetter (track 1)
Mastering engineer and Post-Production: Silas Brown
CD Design, Layout, and Artwork: Ruben Ireland
Polvere et ombra was commissioned by Sally Cummins, Corpo di terra was written with support form the Wachovia Foundation, Uscirmi di braccia was commissioned by the Wor+Ton Festival in Winnenden, Germany for Antoine Tamestit and Markus Hadulla. Time is a Cage is dedicated to the memory of John L. Schumacher. I would like to thank Augusta and Leslie Gross, without whom this CD would not have been possible. I would also like to thank Amy Frawley, Gail Hunt and George Reeke, Helen Friedman, Christie and Ronald Ulrich, Steven Schwarz and Miles Kahler, Marianne and Stuart Waldman and Sebastián Zubieta.
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