Susman: Scatter My Ashes

Labels:
BARC4 (2)

LABEL Belarca

ITEM # BARC4

BARCODE 689466779523

US SRP $16.99

CAN SRP $20.99

DIGITAL RELEASE DATE June 10, 2014

PHYSICAL RELEASE DATE June 10, 2014

 

ARTISTS: Octet Ensemble

OCTET’s inaugural album, recorded over the past few years with renowned engineer John Kilgore, will be released in June by Naxos on the Belarca label. The album features the music of William Susman and includes two song cycles, Scatter My Ashes and Moving in to an Empty Space (performed by soprano Mellissa Hughes), as well as Susman’s Piano Concerto and the ensemble work Camille.

OCTET takes the instrumentation of the American big band and scales it down to a brass section of saxophone, trumpet, and trombone and a rhythm section of piano, electric piano, double bass and drums plus vocals.

OCTET gathers together a stellar cast of artists who have worked with eighth blackbird, SIGNAL, Alarm Will Sound, Victoire, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Their repertoire, which features music by composer and founder William Susman, includes the live performance of the film score to Native New Yorker (Best Documentary Short award, Tribeca Film Festival).