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Rounder Songs / Pinkerton, Burke, NOW Ensemble


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  New Amsterdam   Catalog #: 92  
Composer:  Emily Pinkerton and Patrick Burke
Performer:  Emily Pinkerton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Folk composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist Emily Pinkerton and contemporary classical composer/NOW Ensemble member Patrick Burke are excited to announce their new collaborative work with chamber group NOW Ensemble, Rounder Songs, will be released November 17, 2017 on New Amsterdam Records. Rounder Songs is a song cycle for voice, banjo and chamber ensemble that brings together the sounds of 21st century post-minimalist classical music and North American old-time. The work is based on public domain songs and legends from Kentucky and West Virginia that tell the stories of several “rounders”: rural drifters who include a gambler, a murderer, and a mill laborer who strikes a deal with the devil. Rounder Songs was conceived and composed by Read more Pinkerton and Burke (who are also a married couple) to focus on the common ground between their musical styles -- hypnotic, pulsing rhythms, subtle melodic variation over time, and perhaps most of all, the vivid evocation of certain moods. The work features old-time and classical genres on a level playing field, rather than subsuming one within the other. Read less

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Rounder Songs by Emily Pinkerton and Patrick Burke
Performer:  Emily Pinkerton (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NOW Ensemble
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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