Take a look at the video from the premiere in Ithaca, or if you’re audio-inclined, the soundcloud playlist here (I like the 2nd movement the best…):
New Morse Code is excited to announce our debut album, a collection of new works for Mike and Hannah (and friends) from Caroline Shaw, Robert Honstein, Tonia Ko, and Paul Kerekes.For the past three years, we have had a blast working with our talented friends on bold and unexpected works for cello and percussion. We feel that the time has come to share the results of these projects with a larger audience, and are asking for YOUR help to make it possible.By the end of this month, we will have recorded the music for the album, and will begin the editing and mixing process. Even the recording process has been an opportunity to team up with some of our favorite people: pianist/composer Timo Andres is joining us for Paul’s piece, violinist extraordinaire Katie Hyun isPatter-ing with us, and we’re doing the recording with the phenomenal Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio.
Even though we’ve met our original goal (yay!), money we raise from this point on will go towards working harder at sharing these pieces. Our stretch goal of $13,000 will cover:
Thanks for helping!
We’ll also be joined by fabulous soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon for a set of songs from Anna Lindemann, George Perle, Undine Smith Moore, Florence Price, and John Cage. As an alternative to the Super Bowl, it can’t be beaten (or deflated).
Very excited to be a part of Martin Bresnick’s fantastic new album, Prayers Remain Forever, now available from Starkland Records. The estimable Ian Rosenbaum and I tackle Martin’s A Message from the Emperor, a wonderful work for two speaking percussionists, based on Kafka’s final short story. I’m proud to be in such great company: Lisa Moore and Ashley Bathgate play the crud out of Prayers Remain Forever, and I’m entranced by Sarita Kwok’s rendition of Josephine the Singer. Buy it or gift it!