Sunday, July 10, 2016
the national anthems is released! This was an incredible partnership with David Lang of Bang on a Can and composer of the little match girl passion. We recorded this album in January 2016 at Zipper Hall at the Colburn School with the Calder Quartet and it was an amazing experience. David's work with text is particularly poignant, here he distills one line of each of the UN countries' national anthems in alphabetical order into a 5 movement supertext - the effects are chilling, unifying and ultimately humanizing. If you can listen with text in hand, do it! Also here is the first choral release of the little match girl passion - I had the honor of singing on track 18 "when it is time for me to go" portraying a shivering match girl between worlds. The soundcloud above is from Cantaloupe records - these are my favorite long tones ever.