The 2015 Spoleto Festival USA in gorgeous Charleston, South Carolina, what with its brilliant slate of orchestral, opera, chamber music, jazz, theater and dance performances, is just about here. Details concerning repertoire, performers, venues, tickets, etc. have been revealed (keep reading), and Classicalite--always a champion for new and emerging chamber music--is most looking forward to the world premiere of Mark Applebaum's 'Control Freak.'
yMusic have shared the full stream of their sophomore effort, "Balance Problems," on New Amsterdam Records, featuring compositions by Classicalite faves Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly and Timo Andres, as well as works by NOW Ensemble guitarist Mark Dancigers, Chicago timbralist Marcos Balter, Andrew Norman and Jeremy Turner. Set to drop tomorrow, you can stream the full album here thanks to Pitchfork Advance.
yMusic have released an excerpt of “Music In Circles” off of forthcoming sophomore effort , Balance Problems, due out September 30 on New Amsterdam Records. The Andrew Norman composition "Music In Circles" is a cornucopia of striking violins, territorial harmonies and a bass line that carries in the sound of seasonal change.