Release Date: October 11, 2019
Catalog #: NV6252
Format: Digital & Physical
21st Century
East Asian


Society of Composer Inc. A Capstone Records Production Vol. 33

Ryan Carter composer
Wendy Wan-Ki Lee composer
Chi-hin Leung composer
Igor Karača composer
Ingrid Stölzel composer
Jonah Elrod composer
Leah Reid composer
Matthew Heap composer
Nathaniel Haering composer

The Society of Composers, Inc. is a “professional society dedicated to the promotion, performance, understanding and dissemination of new and contemporary music.” Having brought dozens of unique and compelling compositions to Navona Records over the years, they are now back with the latest in SCI’s series: FLUX, a collection of striking, innovative, and altogether unignorable music.

Featuring nine of SCI’s current composers, FLUX presents a full range of styles and instrumentation. Ryan Carter’s chamber work presenting questions about the pros and cons of social media is mingled with Wendy Wan-Ki Lee’s flute-cello duo exploring the balance between idealism and realism and Chi-hin Leung’s Chinese dance-inspired piece featuring traditional instruments creating unique sounds and gestures. Igor Karača conjures up sounds of South African echo caves with piano and saxophone, and Ingrid Stölzel’s music for trio based on poetry stands side-by-side with Jonah Elrod’s music for marimba that explores the dance between city and starlight. Leah Reid’s portable percussion piece dives into an array of sounds and textures while Matthew Heap’s piano duo depicts the transcendental feel of experiencing vast mountainscapes. Nathaniel Haering closes off the album with a riveting vocal work depicting the complexities of aging. SCI’s latest album presents a powerful circle of artists, some new to Navona Records and others veterans, but all equally bringing something fresh to the table.

With FLUX, thinking outside the box is to be expected. Each composition boldly presents new ideas and experiences, and invites each listener into the daringly creative journey.


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Artist Information

Chi-Hin Leung


Chi-Hin Leung (b. 1984) was born in a metropolitan city - Hong Kong. With a diverse cultural background, his composition mixes with both East and West thoughts, and with special interests in timbral and textural explorations. He was the champion of the Hong Kong Handbell Festival Composition Contest, first runner-up at New Generation and won the Hong Kong Composers' Guild Audience Choice Award.

Ingrid Stölzel


IngridStölzel (b.1971) has been hailed “as a composer of considerable gifts” who is “musically confident and bold” by National Public Radio’s classical music critic. Her music has been described as “tender and beautiful” (American Record Guide) and as creating a “haunting feeling of lyrical reflection and suspension in time and memory” (Classical-Modern Review). At the heart of her compositions is a belief that music can create a profound emotional connection with the listener.