Release Date: May 1, 2011
Catalog #: NV5849
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
Vocal Music
Wind Ensemble


Christopher Shultis composer

University of New Mexico Wind Symphony | Eric Romback-Kendall conductor
Leslie Umphrey soprano
Falko Steinbach piano
Carrie Koffman soprano saxophone

DEVISADERO features the original compositions of New Mexico-based composer Christopher Shultis. Through woodwinds, percussion and piano, Shultis is able to vividly describe the New Mexican wilderness and the significance of its beauty. Shultis’ compositions invite the listener to experience not only the sound of the music, but what we see and think, and especially, how we breathe, as well.


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Artist Information

Christopher Shultis


Christopher Shultis is a Regents' Professor of Music at the University of New Mexico. His early musical life was as a performer, specifically a percussionist and conductor specializing in the interpretation of experimental music. His first compositions were experimental in nature. Beginning with an exploration of sound and the world in which those sounds occur, Shultis's current work is an examination of self in that world and the sounds that he hears as a result are what he writes down.