OOR: TAK EDITIONS
This album is like a bouquet of the most beautiful and strange flowers that have sprouted in our music-making garden over the first five years of the ensemble's existence. Or, maybe they're fruits and vegetables because they have nurtured us, been an important part of our growth and development.
The album is called Oor (naked) because these works, to us, share a sense of raw openness, unvarnished emotion and urgency.
As our third album, Oor launches TAK editions, into being. With works by Tyshawn Sorey, Erin Gee, Natacha Diels, David Bird, Ann Cleare, and Ashkan Behzadi, this visceral collection of works, primarily written for the ensemble, highlights fierce virtuosity, uncanny blends, and otherworldly timbral landscapes.
Mouthpiece 28, Erin Gee
2. Az Hoosh mi.., Ashkan Behzadi
3. Series Imposture, David Bird
4. Unable to Create an Offscreen World (c), Ann Cleare
5. Ornations, Tyshawn Sorey
6. The Colors Don’t Match, Natacha Diels
Ecstatic Music: TAK plays Brook (New Focus Recordings) presents four recent works by composer Taylor Brook, interpreted by TAK Ensemble, a “stellar” quintet (flute, clarinet, violin, percussion, and voice) featuring some of New York’s most adventurous new music performers. The album is the product of years of collaboration between Brook and TAK, and captures the range of Brook’s compositional voice, as well as TAK’s dedication to bold, highly communicative new music.
Ecstatic Music for violin and percussion
Idolum for flute, violin, and two guitar machines
Five Weather Reports for soprano, ensemble, and electronics
Amalgam for flute, clarinet, violin, percussion, and soprano
Thanks to the amazing individuals and organizations who helped make this album possible: David Ohle, Meg Taylor, Alan Kifferstein, Joan Finkelstein, Edmund Trafford, Michaelene Gorney, Joshua Rubin, Leslie Bird, Lisa Rainsberger, Timothy Brook, Rogert Gottesman, Maureen Farrell, Nina C. Young, Chaya Czernowin, Jae Cameron, Shawn Jaeger, Sky Macklay,Emilio Tirado, Alissa Cheung, and the Columbia Computer Music Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, and Alice M. Ditson Fund
Sanctuary (Denovali records) IS A RITUALISTIC MASTERWORK OF MODERN CLASSICAL MUSIC, COMBINING ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRONIC ELEMENTS WITH VISIONARY INTENSITY.
FOR THE THIRD FULL LENGTH DOCUMENT OF HIS CLASSICAL WORKS, MARIO DIAZ DE LEON PRESENTS HIS MOST UNIFIED OFFERING TO DATE, DISTILLING THE MODERNISTIC HELLFIRE OF HIS PREVIOUS RELEASES TO A CRYSTALLINE ESSENCE. “SANCTUARY” IS AN ALBUM LENGTH PIECE CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH TAK ENSEMBLE, A BRILLIANT NYC BASED QUINTET DEVOTED TO ENERGETIC AND VIRTUOSIC PERFORMANCES OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. FEATURING SOPRANO VOICE, FLUTE, VIOLIN, BASS CLARINET, MARIMBA, AND THE COMPOSER’S OWN SYNTHESIZER WORK, THE ALBUM IS A HYPNOTIC AND RITUALISTIC JOURNEY THROUGH REALMS OF ANGELIC AND DEMONIC EXPERIENCE.
Blades of Light
Tongues of Fire
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