Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tapestry is a project that promotes the international collaboration of composers and artists from Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The aim of the project is to encourage the composition of new works for clarinet, violin, and double bass, and be doing so, to introduce a new chamber music genre for these instruments in the famous chamber music score, L’Histoire du soldat, written by one of the twentieth century’s most important composers, Igor Stravinsky.
From the countries of North America come original trio compositions that highlight and produce exciting new chamber music for clarinet, violin and double bass. The trio setting is a delight to hear for chamber music lovers. This music comes from composers from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and each give it a nationalistic style. To put an exclamation point on this recording, Grammy-winning bassist Eliot Wadopian joins in on Matthew Nicholl’s Diasporian Dances. Other instrumentalists come from international fame and perform brilliantly. Composer Yehuda Yannay already has two other recordings on the Innova label that are critically acclaimed.
I have listened to it (Tapestry) twice now, in the car, and feel like I am in a jungle of bird calls, rhythms, dances and fantastic dreams-What a fine project and what an excellent performance you gave!" - Francis Averitt
21ST CENTURY MUSIC
"But this is good music to hear: dramatic, vigorous, and written in a showy and stylish manner… Performances are very good here, with clarinetist Frankie J. Kelly and violinist Adrian Justus deserving special mention from a noteworthy clutch of players." - David Cleary
"Six pieces of excellent new chamber music… promises the listener a melting pot of musical styles, which this CD delivers to delightful effect. Every piece on the disc is a composition of the highest order, and one is struck immediately by the immense enthusiasm of the performers. An interpretive spontaneity… runs throughout the disc. This is a very engaging and appealing disc of great new chamber music." - Rudolf Haken
"Music composed in the last decade by composers from the Americas: Mexico, the United States, Argentina, and Canada. Makes you feel good about the future of contemporary music."