Composer Christopher Cerrone releases an EP featuring two recent works, his piano concerto The Air Suspended written for Shai Wosner and recorded with the Argus Quartet and bassist Pat Swoboda, and Why Was I Born Before Mirrors? performed by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble. Cerrone's topical, post-minimalist voice speaks powerfully through these two works that both take inspiration from the work of poet Ben Lerner, among other sources.
released December 2, 2022
All music composed by Christopher Cerrone. Produced by Mike Tierney and Christopher Cerrone.
The Air Suspended:
Shai Wosner, piano
The Argus Quartet, Clara Kim, and Giancarlo Latta, violins, Maren Rothfritz, violas, Audrey Chen, ‘cellos
Pat Swoboda, bass
Why Was I Born Between Mirrors:
Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
Erica Boysen, flute
Eric Jacobs, clarinet
Nathalie Shaw, violin
Norbert Lewandowski, cello
Ian Rosenbaum, percussion,
Oscar Micaelsson, piano
Designed by Traci Larson
Cover art, “Woman in Green Hazmat Suite Descending a Staircase” by Karl Daubmann
Program notes by Tim Munro
The Air Suspended was recorded by Mike Tierney at Shiny Things Studios in Brooklyn, NY, Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio in Mount Vernon, NY, and Seth Manchester at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI, throughout 2020 and 2021. Edited and mixed by Mike Tierney.
Why Was I Born Between Mirrors? was recorded remotely by Kevin Noe, Christopher Cerrone, and Oscar Micaelsson in Brooklyn, Copenhagen, Charleston, Greensboro, Paris, and Seattle, throughout 2020. Edited by Mike Tierney, Christopher Cerrone, and Kevin Noe. Mixed by Kevin Noe. Mastered by Mike Tierney.
Christopher Cerrone (b. 1984) has been commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, and the Cincinnati
Symphony, among others and his opera Invisible Cities was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize. He was nominated for 2020 and 2022 Grammy Awards. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY....more
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Anyone experiencing this live must've been the luckiest people on the planet that day. This is simply phenomenal. And hope to see more some day. Thanks Michael and COA for this crazy good production. DancingPlant