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Premiere Recording – Eckardt: Athrium filix-femina: Lady Fern

A COMPENDIUM OF CATSKILL NATIVE BOTANICALS, FROM BOOK 2: “ATHRIUM FILIX-FEMINA: LADY FERN”
ArpaViva (S001); April 10, 2017
Performer(s): Victoria Jordanova, harp
Work(s): Athrium filix-femina: Lady Fern
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Composer Spotlight: Martin Bresnick

…more than almost any living composer I know of,
he is able to take the most basic, plain materials and spin them out into compelling dramatic structures…
–Fanfare
Over the past few months, throngs of friends and admirers have gathered to help celebrate Martin Bresnick’s 70th birthday (November 13). Bang on a Can curated events on July 26th and September 11th in honor of their former teacher. Similarly, members of the Yale faculty paid tribute to their colleague’s milestone birthday on October 18th with a specially dedicated program. The celebrations continued on November 6th as a star-studded night of performances at the National Sawdust in New York City ushered in the beginning of Bresnick’s 70th year.
The stylistic range of Martin Bresnick’s music makes it difficult to pin down, but it is always “marked by an economy of materials and lyrical intensity” (Kyle Gann, American Music in the Twentieth Century). We encourage you to browse through the catalog highlights below and discover why so many champion his music.

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Bang on a Can celebrates Martin Bresnick’s 70th birthday

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During the last two weeks of July, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival offers dozens of special concerts for museum-goers and the general public in the galleries of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), with larger events in the North Adams community.
This year the Bang on a Can Festival included and concert devoted entirely to the music of Martin Bresnick, in celebration of his 70th birthday. The July 26th concert included Bresnick’s Going Home (Vysoke, My Jerusalem), Prayers Remain Forever, The Bucket Rider, and Be Just!. Relive this concert for yourself and listen to recordings of these pieces below.

PRAYERS REMAIN FOREVER
for Cello and Piano
Dur: 14’30”


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THE BUCKET RIDER
B.Cl. Vcl. Cb. Gtr. Pno. Perc.
Dur: 11′


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BE JUST!
Cl. Vcl. Cb. Gtr. Pno. Perc.
Dur: 4′


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Martin Bresnick

Bresnick Inspires Ballet

On June 2nd and 3rd Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance will present a new contemporary ballet at the NYU/Tisch School of the Arts inspired by Martin Bresnick’s Prayers Remain Forever. The production, which is performed around Bresnick’s Josephine (the Singer) for solo violin, explores the idea of preserving physical and internal grace in the face of oppression of any kind. Learn more about these two works here.

Both Prayers Remain Forever and Josephine (the Singer) have received high praise from critics:
“Prayers Remain Forever” is a powerful musical freight-train; both instruments have sections of unrelenting drive, where each refuses to acquiesce to any will than its own. Both dig deeply into their material, and the piece feels like an “emotional excavation”, building to a rock-solid conclusion as it brings back the opening material in a new light.
–Robert Carl, Fanfare
…dark, brooding and emotionally substantial.
–Jed Distler, Gramophone
… [“Josephine, the Singer”] is a significant contribution to the solo violin repertoire … an expressive piece in a single movement…
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World Premiere of Jason Eckardt’s The Silenced

The Silenced for Solo Flute
October 2, 2015
Claire Chase, flute
The Kitchen; New York, NY

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