Gardening at Gropius House

Description: 
Nothing to sniff at
Composers: 
Neil Rolnick
Performers: 
Alarm Will Sound
Todd Reynolds
Alan Pierson
Neil Rolnick
San Francisco Conservatory New Music Ensemble
Daniel Cilli
Nicole Paiement
Catalog Number: 
#877
Genre: 
new classical
new music
electronic
Collection: 
Neil Rolnick
theater
solo voice
Location: 

New York City, NY

UPC: 
726708687724
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Oct 29, 2013
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD
Rolnick: Gardening At Gropius HouseiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Gardening at Gropius House30:02$-1
2.Anosmia29:24$-1

Gardening at Gropius House

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Rejecting European modernism in the head modernist’s own backyard.  And imagining the world without a nose.  These are the points of departure for Neil Rolnick’s new CD, Gardening At Gropius House.  And though the topics sound serious, the music is joyful and uplifting, infused with grooves and sticky melodies, with exuberant and virtuosic writing all around. In a recent feature on Rolnick at NewMusicBox.com, Frank Oteri said “over 30 years he has helped to create a much changed musical landscape in the United States.”  Gardening At Gropius House and Anosmia keep pushing those changes.  The title piece, a concerto for violin, computer and ensemble, features the irrepressible Todd Reynolds with members of Alarm Will Sound, conducted by Alan Pierson.  The second piece, Anosmia, is a monodrama for three singers (Andy Osmia and the 2 Scents), computer and ensemble, featuring baritone Daniel Cilli and the New Music Ensemble of the San Francisco Conservatory, conducted by Nicole Paiement. Give it a sniff.

Reviews: 

MONSIEUR DELIRE
"[V]iolinist Todd Reynolds brings a lot of grace to ["Gardening at Gropius House"] ... [A] very satisfying listen overall." [FULL ARTICLE]
Francois Couture