“The Stone People” @ (le) poisson rouge CD Launch Concert

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“The Stone People” 

I’m launching my new solo (Cantaloupe Music) CD launch with music from “The Stone People”


This recording takes its name from a piece by John Luther Adams. His Tukiliit is subtitled “the stone people who live in the wind,” and Lisa’s decision to focus on Tukiliit became the organizing principle for the rest of this recording. John’s music is ruggedly elemental, using very restrained materials as a way of probing some of our most fundamental human truths. Who we are. Where we are. How we relate to each other. How we relate to the natural world. His pieces are stark explorations of humankind in its most elemental state, and this CD brings together, for the first time, his complete acoustic music for solo piano. The composers on this recording all share these concerns because they are all composer-explorers. Martin Bresnick’s reliquary for a song sung by Ishi, the last surviving member of a Native American tribe, who died without telling anyone what the words meant. Julia Wolfe’s commitment to an elemental human value. Kate Moore’s exploration of her Irish-Australian heritage. Missy Mazzoli’s pursuit of the unattainable horizon. The mysteries echo down through the ages. Who we are. Where we are. How we relate to each other. How we relate to the natural world – David Lang

CD (and program) contents

Tukiliit John Luther Adams

Among Red Mountains John Luther Adams

Nunataks John Luther Adams

Sliabh Beagh Kate Moore

Earring Julia Wolfe

Compassion Julia Wolfe

Orizzonte Missy Mazzoli

Ishi’s Song Martin Bresnick

and bonus on line track Piano Piece no.4 by Frederic Rzewski

Tickets: $20 Seated pre sale, $15 Standing pre sale; $25 Seated Day of, $20 Standing Day of

Doors open 6.30pm show 7.30pm

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