Continuum

Description: 
Connecting time, tides, and place
Composers: 
Jane Antonia Cornish
Performers: 
Decoda
Hamilton Berry
Caitlin Sullivan
Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir
Claire Bryant
Owen Dalby
Yves Dharamraj
Kris Saebo
Anna Elashvili
Catalog Number: 
#923
Genre: 
new classical
Collection: 
soundtrack
cello
strings
women
Location: 

New York, NY

UPC: 
726708692322
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Jul 31, 2015
Liner Notes: 
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1 CD
Jane Antonia Cornish: ContinuumiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Nocturne I08:06$0.99
2.Nocturne II05:36$0.99
3.Nocturne III05:28$0.99
4.Continuum I07:24$0.99
5.Continuum II06:19$0.99
6.Portrait08:05$0.99
7.Tides11:43$-1

Continuum

One Sheet: 

Award-winning composer Jane Antonia Cornish has already made her mark in film scoring with the music for the drama Fireflies in the Garden, starring Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds and Willem Dafoe, and the orchestration for “Once Upon a Dream” for Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, as well as the title song for Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams and Christopher Waltz. Her new innova album, Continuum, shows her in concert mood, albeit still lush and atmospheric.

Performed by Decoda -- the first ever Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall -- these four world premiere recordings of chamber works explore terrain as disparate as the cyclic nature of the ocean’s tides, our relationship to space and memory, and deep connections to place. The release follows Cornish’s Duende, which the American Record Guide described as “a program of bold, thoughtful, mesmerizing chamber music” -- a description that could apply equally well to Continuum.

Cornish grew up in England and now lives in New York City. She was Composer in Residence at the inaugural Chelsea Music Festival and has received a Special Distinction from the ASCAP Foundation’s Rudolf Nissim Prize jury for her orchestral tone poem, Symphony, a Danish Academy Award nomination and a Movie Music UK award for her score to Island of Lost Souls. The International Film Music Critics Association nominated Cornish for Breakthrough Composer of the Year and in 2005 the UK Film Council honored her with a Breakthrough Brit in Hollywood award.

 

Reviews: 

CLASSICAL-MODERN MUSIC REVIEW
“Jane Antonia Cornish gives us some very evocative and lyrical music that is neither quite linear nor cyclical, but instead utilizes the two together to create memorably poignant sound structures. She deserves your ears, certainly, on this one. … [A] composer of great promise, with a haunting spatiality, and a primal yet complex sense of sound. Definitely recommended!” [FULL ARTICLE]
Greg Edwards

I CARE IF YOU LISTEN
“[Continuum] steps firmly in the world of luxurious string writing producing delightful sparks of tonality and stays put. … The strings … are presented as beautiful purveyors of rich tonality and rhythmic synchronicity. … Entering this sound world is easy. It is warm and welcoming. The real magic of this gem [“Continuum I”] happens nearly three minutes in when the lead violin glides out of the narrative creating another melodic layer in an unexplored register. As a delightful contrast to the floating first violin, Cornish has the electric bass come in to give a stronger foundation to this solid piece. This piece is revelatory in that it illustrates the compositional range Cornish possesses.” [FULL ARTICLE]
Christian Gentry