INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
On the Nature of Thingness
"Album of the Week: As satisfying to the intellect as they are exciting to the ear."
The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), deemed “the new gold standard for new music” by The New Yorker, performs seven works by two exceptionally talented emerging composers, Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis, on this CD. The innovative, modular ICE has been called “extraordinary” (New York Times), “bracing, illuminating, reassuring” (Financial Times), and “America’s foremost new-music group” (Alex Ross).
Teetering on the
Verge of Normalcy
A “trailblazing virtuoso”
The Wall Street Journal
The latest CD from master accordionist Guy Klucevsek abounds in sweetly gorgeous melodies, infectious rhythms, piquant harmonies, and superb musicianship. “Compared to his previous work, this heartfelt album has an especially elegiac quality, informed by the loss of comrades and colleagues,” writes Sarah Cahill in the CD's notes. Performers included violinist Todd Reynolds, soprano Kamala Sankaram, and pianist Alan Bern.