The Nouveau Classical Project – Currents

releases on CD and digital December 6th, 2018

Currents, the debut album from NCP, features electro-acoustic works for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano commissioned by the ensemble and composed by David Bird, Olga Bell, and Isaac Schankler.

Each composition presents a varied approach to electronics: Bell’s Zero Initiative utilizes playback of a conversation secretly recorded outside of a music venue; Bird’s Cy inspired by Cy Twombly’s paintings, features clarinet preparations and alterations as well as triggered samples of cassette tape tones and tape hiss; Isaac Schankler’s Artifacts explores the collision of time scales that often happens when electronic music and acoustic music meet.

Performed by
Laura Cocks, flutes
Isabel Kim, clarinet (Cy)
Mara Mayer, clarinet
Maya Bennardo, violin
Thea Mesirow, cello
Sugar Vendil, piano