#3768: Mid-Sized New Music Groups

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Eighth Blackbird

Hear new music from several different mid-sized groups on this New Sounds. Listen to music from the recent album, “Dreamfall” by the NY-based chamber band Now Ensemble, playing Andrea Mazzriello’s “Trust Fall.” Then there’s a Nico Muhly two-fer, with Sufjan Stevens’ “Year of the Dragon” in an Nico Muhly arrangement for the ensemble yMusic, along with chamber music sextet eighth blackbird (Chicago-based) playing Muhly’s work, “Doublespeak,” from their forthcoming record, "Filament," due out in September. 

Sample music from The Young Scamels, a group out of Louisville, KY, consisting of former members of Rachel’s, including the late Jason Noble, who convened the ensemble back in 2007 to do music for a production of “The Tempest.” Listen also to the Greek-French-Columbian-Spanish Quartetto Minimo, and their jazz/chamber rock from Spain. Then, California-based composer/violinist Robin Cox & his ensemble play a 3-part piece, “Faster Than That.” Plus, music by Build & composer Matt McBane & more. 

PROGRAM #3768, mid-size ensembles (First Aired 8-27-2015)

ARTIST: eighth blackbird
WORK: Muhly: Doublespeak, excerpt [1:00]
SOURCE: Cedille Records CDR 90000 157
INFO: cedillerecords.org

ARTIST: yMusic
WORK: Sufjan Stevens: Year of the Dragon, arr. Nico Muhly [3:10]
RECORDING: Year of the Dragon
SOURCE: ymusicensemble.com
INFO: Limited edition 7” vinyl recordcollection.spinshop.com

ARTIST: Robin Cox Ensemble w/ pianist Andrew Russo
WORK: Robin Cox: Faster Than That [8:29]
RECORDING: Faster Than That
SOURCE: robincoxensemble.com
INFO: Available at Amazon or iTunes

ARTIST: Young Scamels
WORK: Tempest
RECORDING: A Solemn Air [5:20]
INFO: file-13.com

ARTIST: eighth blackbird
WORK: Muhly: Doublespeak [9:06]
SOURCE: Cedille Records CDR 90000 157
INFO: cedillerecords.org

ARTIST: Now Ensemble
WORK: Andrea Mazzriello: Trust Fall [8:03]
RECORDING: Dreamfall
SOURCE: New Amsterdam 64
INFO: newamrecords.com

ARTIST: Quartetto Minimo
WORK: Behemoth [6:06]
SOURCE/INFO: facebook.com/quartettominimo OR quartettominimo.com

WORK: McBane: Imagining Winter [6:07]
SOURCE: New Amsterdam #008
INFO: buildbuildbuild.bandcamp.com | newamrecords.com/build