Back in 2011, I had just come state-side from six months of study abroad in Budapest when I up and headed back across the Atlantic for a music festival in bella Italia: SoundSCAPE in Maccagno. [I’ve mentioned SoundSCAPE before, in my post about Jane Rigler’s Two Seaming; but I don’t think I expressed just how beautiful Lago Maggiore is or how inspiring SoundSCAPE was. If you like new music, don’t hesitate; just go!]
At any rate, I recently found a recording that resulted from a SoundSCAPE collaboration: the world premiere of Kyle Rowan‘s Tercets, expanding. It was an exhilarating, hold-on-to-your-hats work to perform, and my colleagues Gleb Kanasevich and Joseph Tomasso were amazing musicians. Kyle did such a fascinating job playing with textures between flute, clarinet, and alto saxophone; I love the way this piece simmers and percolates. For a listen, check out Kyle’s SoundCloud here.