TORRID NATURE SCENES
Nicholas Vines
Classical | Chamber
NV5915
Release Date: May 28, 2013

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Callithumpian Consort | Stephen Drury, conductor
Eliot Gattegno, saxophones
Adrienne Pardee, soprano
Jessi Rosinski, flute/piccolo
Derek Mosloff, viola
Franziska Huhn, harp
Paula Downes, soprano
Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano



TORRID NATURE SCENES, an album of chamber works from Australian composer Nicholas Vines, presents a series of musical landscapes that instill both anxiety and ebullience in the listener. Through his innovative use of woodwinds, voice, and chamber ensemble, Vines - a composer lauded for his "crackling style" (NewMusicBox) and called "compellingly original" (Boston Phoenix) and "both humorous and unsettling" (WGBH) - asks us to consider representations of nature fueled not by a passing glance of a wondrous vista, but by a series of creative engines wracked with self-burning energy, profound fury, and breath-filled life.




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