NF releases make Best of 2013 Lists!
Time Out Chicago, Rhapsody, and New Yorker plug NF artists
Time Out Chicago, Rhapsody, the New Yorker, and NPR all mentioned New Focus releases in their Best of 2013 lists. Three New Focus releases were included in Time Out's listing citing Tony Arnold and Jacob Greenberg's rendition of Messiaen's Harawi, Third Coast Percussion's Resounding Earth by Augusta Read Thomas and Claire Chase's Density in their top classical list. http://www.timeoutchicago.com/music-nightlife/opera-classical/16516706/best-of-2013-the-top-10-classical-and-new-music-albums-of-t?page=0,1
Ryan Muncy's recording of avant garde saxophone repertoire made it to Alex Ross' "Notable Classical Recordings of 2013", published on the New Yorker website, complete with link to Muncy's performance of Marcos Balter's duo, Strohbass, for bari sax and bass flute. Muncy's Hot was also featured in Chicago Reader Peter Margasak's best of list.
NPR's singled out Claire Chase's performance of Varese's iconic Density 21.5 on their 100 Favorite Songs of 2013 http://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2013/2013/12/11/249734685/npr-musics-100-favorite-songs-of-2013?ft=1&;f=1039
And streaming services Rhapsody chose Chase's Density and Yegor Shevtsov's Avec un Frisson, piano works by Debussy and Boulez, in their listing of the top classical albums of 2013.
congrats to all the artists!!!