New Releases of the Week (11 September 2020)

Caitriona McKay

New Releases of the Week (11 September 2020)

A round-up of recent releases, including Catriona McKay and Alistair MacDonald, Jörg Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra, Sankhara, and Graham Sweeney. To submit your music for inclusion, please email [email protected]

Catriona McKay and Alistair MacDonald – Harponium Electrosessions
Scottish harper Catriona McKay and sound artist Alistair MacDonald have released a reimagining of her classic 2013 Harponium album. MacDonald and McKay have played improvised electro-acoustic music together since meeting at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama in 1998. ‘How fortunate can you be to have friends to help discover your music more deeply and delve into spaces, sounds and textures where you can find more, explore more, communicate in a different way?’ writes McKay. ‘Can you imagine being given the chance to sculpt, shape, tempt, eke out, disintegrate, elaborate, all for the good of that artistic moment? It makes you feel so alive because it really is on the edge without knowing if you will fly or fall, so you trust and believe.’

Visit https://catrionamckay.bandcamp.com/album/harponium-electrosessions.

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Jörg Widmann, Denis Kozhukhin, Irish Chamber Orchestra – Weber
This is the first of a new series of recordings by Jörg Widmann on Alpha records. For this first album, the clarinettist, composer and principal conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra focuses on the work of Carl Maria von Weber and, with the ICO, performs the Clarinet Quintet and the Concertino along with the Overture to Der Freischütz. The Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins him to perform the Grand Duo concertant.

Visit https://outhere-music.com

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Sankhara – The Silent Tree

The Silent Tree is a new album of original jazz compositions and jazz improvisations by Sankhara, a trio consisting of guitarist Joe O’Callaghan, pianist Izumi Kimura and double-bass player Derek Whyte. Sankhara will perform at the Limerick Jazz Festival at Dolan’s on 27 September.

Visit https://joeocallaghan.bandcamp.com/album/the-silent-tree and www.limerickjazzfestival.com/speaker/sankhara/

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Graham Sweeney – ‘Go n’Éirí an Bóthar Leat’
‘Go n’Éirí an Bóthar Leat’ is a new original traditional tune from guitarist Graham Sweeney and featuring harper Laoise Kelly, fiddle-player Diarmuid Gielty and uilleann piper Tiarnan Ó Duinnchinn. Released on AMS Records, the track is accompanied by a video directed by Joe Mc Nulty and recorded in Maerescourt House, Westmeath.

Visit https://www.grahamsweeney.ie.

To submit your music for inclusion, visit: https://bit.ly/38vquCn

To add a Reader Review of the new music listed above, or other releases, see: https://journalofmusic.com/reader-reviews.

Published on 11 September 2020

 

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