In Review : Alex Weiser's "And All The Days Were Purple"

In his debut release And All The Days Were Purple, Alex Weiser couriers his dynamic approach in close proximity to the narrative arch of its underlying text, Yiddish and English poems by Anna Margolin, Edward Hirsch, Rachel Korn, and Abraham Sutzkever. A deeply personal quest submerges throughout queries within the framework of modern (American) culture and secular Jewish identity. Eliza Bagg’s strident voice leads through the song-cycle’s deft interspersing sound textures realized by Lee Dionne, piano,...
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Cornelius Dufallo, der Violinist/Komponist von Ethel reist ohne Gepäck

Als ich mich mit dem Violinisten/Komponisten Cornelius Dufallo traf, den ich als Mitglied von Ethel, einer sehr originellen, postmodernen und ein bisschen premiere-bezogenen Gruppe von Musikern kenne, gab er mir sogleich die wichtigen Neuigkeiten bezüglich der Gruppe preis: Mary Rowell, eine von Ethels Gründungsmitgliedern wird die Gruppe mit dem 1. Juni verlassen, um anderen Prioritäten im Leben nachzugehen und Jennifer Choi, die wie Dufallo selbst der jüngeren Generation von Julliard Alumni angehört, wird sich...
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Ethel’s violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo treks without baggage

When I met with violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo, whom many know as a member of the very original, postmodern, somewhat premiere-focused group f string players called Ethel, he gave me the big news about the group straight away: Mary Rowell, one of Ethel’s founding members, will be leaving the group as of June 1st, to pursue different lifestyle choices and Jennifer Choi, of the same younger Juilliard Alumni generation as Dufallo himself, will be joining...
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An Ecstatic Entourage – and a talk with Timo Andres at the Ecstatic Music Festival Marathon Initiation

Being in a state of ecstasy, according to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, means being joyful or also enraptured.This accurately describes the vibrant atmosphere at Merkin Concert Hall’s “Ecstatic Music Festival” that opened on Martin Luther King’s Day, Marathon on January 17t.h. Many of the participating artists of the festival who will give individual concert performances at Merkin Hall throughout March 28th were mixing with the audience during the 7-8 hours...
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