Fellows at 30: NYFA Collection: Vol. Two is released
The NYFA Collection: Volume Two celebrates the 30th Anniversary of NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program
The NYFA Collection: Volume Two continues the archiving and dissemination of the New York music collection, which began with The NYFA Collection: 25 Years of New York New Music—a collection DownBeat called a, “stunning document of historic culture.” Volume Two celebrates the 30th Anniversary of NYFA’s Artists’ Fellowship Program by releasing ten tracks created/composed by the most recent class of Music and Sound Fellows. The recording has been curated by Cristian Amigo (composer-in-residence, INTAR Theater) and innova’s Philip Blackburn from work submitted by the composers themselves.
The follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed NYFA Collection, The NYFA Collection: Volume Two collects works by the 2013 Music and Sound Fellows and presents a staggeringly broad swath of sonic territory: Fellini-esque circus music, a meditation on the exile of immigration status, guitar stabs and accordion solos, abstract jazz and new music piano, pop references, odes to molars and a bad storm, are just some of the paths explored by this diverse group of artists.
NYFA will be celebrating the launch of The NYFA Collection: Volume Two with an event on Friday December 11, 2015 at 8 PM. Find more details about the launch event here.
The collection includes the following track by NYFA Fellows in Music/Sound ‘13:
1. Khartes 4
Laura Andel Orchestra: Elliott Sharp, electric guitar; Daniel Binelli, bandoneon; Carl Maguire, Fender Rhodes, Andrew Drury, drums; Laura Andel, conductor
2. La Cigale
Sylvie Courvoisier TRIO
Sylvie Courvoisier, piano, composition; Drew Gress, bass; Julian Sartorius, drums
Frank Carlberg Big Band; Solos, Gerard Kleijn, Vincent Veneman
4. The Broken Branch Rag (2010)
The SUNY Fredonia Percussion Ensemble, Dr. Karolyn Stonefelt, director; Alec Dube, Juan Herrera, Kyle Scudder, percussion
5. Ode to Number 14
Mihoko Suzuki, Hiroko Suzuki, piano
6. Berl Isaac
Sholem Aleichem/Jack Newman/Ben Gerstein
Ben Gerstein, trombone; Jack Newman, voice
7. What’s Your Status? (a YO MISS! story)
Vocals written, performed, arranged and produced by Judith Sloan. Music composed, produced, and performed by Taylor Rivelli.
from Interior Designs
Kamala Sankaram, soprano Svjetlana Bukvich, piano, synthesizers
9. Sabbath Lily 1st Song
Holly Hansen, vocals; Adam Meckler Orchestra conducted by David Bloom
10. We Were All
Contemporaneous: David Bloom, conductor
Image credit: CD Artwork by Orit Ben-Shitrit (Fellow in Video/Film ‘12)