from Monday, September12th of the year2016.
Many exciting releases and projects are all coming together at the same time this fall! In no particular order: a million years ago, Teitur and I made a piece together called Confessions, based on boring YouTube videos and the people who make them. We recorded it, and mixed it, and then eight thousand other things got in the way and suddenly it was seven years later. So it is with great pleasure that we can announce that this thing is finally coming out! It’s on Nonesuch, and you can buy it here and learn more about the project here. We are doing two shows of the whole album in order in New York and London and I expect to see all of you there.
Then! Longtime collaboratrix Nadia has made a record with two pieces of mine on it. The first is Keep in Touch, which is the first long-form piece I wrote for her when we were both fresh out of grad school. We made a version of it on my album Speaks Volumes, for which Anohni did the vocal arrangements, and Valgeir and I went nuts with the electronic elements. So, ten years (?) later, Chris Thompson made an arrangement for Nadia and the wonderful chamber group Alarm Will Sound. It’s so cool to hear a piece reimagined a decade after its birth. The second piece is the viola concerto I wrote for Nadia, which was a longtime dream of ours; we’d sit at the bar and be like, “hey wouldn’t it be cool if someday…” and then somebody arrived a few years ago when a handful of orchestras agreed to co-commission this thing, and then we made a recording with the Detroit Symphony and then Valgeir mixed it and it sounds awesome and it’s all on Bedroom Community and you can buy the whole thing here. Nadia and I are going to do a show about it on the 27th of September, and you can get tickets here and we both expect to see all of you there!
September 13th, 2016 at 9:43 am
Great news! Really looking forward this Confessions project, sounds very interesting.
Also, I loved the music you created for the ballet Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward in Paris. Is this going to happen again?