About the album
This is the 5th recording (the first on Songlines) by Montreal percussionist Gossage's Other Voices. The group, which he started in 1998 as a vehicle for his compositions, has evolved into one where creation in the moment completes the compositional process. Gossage takes a sculptor's approach to sound, inspiring his musicians to carve out forms and concepts through structured group improvisations which demonstrate their quick yet thoughtful responses. Combine Braxton's love of abstruse counterpoint and borderline atonality with Varese's manner of animating blocks of sound, throw in a wry sense of humor, inject just a dash of chaos - and you get an experimental jazz record that is attractively varied as well as engaging on deeper levels.
And the Edison nominees are...
On Tuesday 21st of October Stichting Edison announced the Classical Edison nominations. We are delighted with the nominations for Challenge Classics. In the catagory chamber music and the opera: - Goeyvaerts String Trio (Pärt, Moody – Stabat Matar, Simeron)- CC 72616 - De Nationale Opera o.l.v. Marc Albrecht (Trojahn – Orest) - CC ...Read more
Buxtehude Box: A milestone in the Baroque discography
Dieterich Buxtehude is renowned as the most important figure of the German Baroque after J.S. Bach. A welcome tribute to such an important figure, is Ton Koopman’s Opera Omnia, featuring soloists and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir. Also released as separate CDs, this superb collection is now available as a deluxe ...Read more