The brilliant JACK Quartet brought my new piece OLD WORLD to life. This has been a soul project for me, and I'm so grateful to have had it performed with such total commitment by the group. A little note about the piece and the recording:
Old World is inspired by the music of Slavic women's choirs. Often described as "mysterious," the peculiar intonation of these singers evokes a provocative "gypsy-like" spirit. The ugly and beautiful live together in wondrous harmony, bound by unapologetically primal passion and sincerity of emotion. The intended mood of the piece is no single emotion of happiness or lament animosity, but instead a constant presence of many emotions in a state of nostalgia - a longing for the old world in this new age.