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Petits Artefacts / Photinos


Release Date: 08/25/2017 
Label:  New Amsterdam   Catalog #: 90  
Composer:  Florent GhysDavid LangMolly JoyceDavid T. Little,   ... 
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nick Photinos is a founding member of the ensemble Eighth Blackbird. Petits Artefacts is his first solo recording. He writes of this project: “The idea for this recording began to take shape after a concert at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, an annual festival of new chamber music held every year in North Adams, MA and run by Bang on a Can where I have taught for a number of years. In 2015, I premiered a work by bassist Florent Ghys, whose own recent and amazing Television inspired me to reach out to him. The piece he wrote for me: Petits Artefacts, for cello, electronics and video, got me thinking about all the great yet small (sub 10-minutes) pieces I’ve performed over the years, most of which had never been recorded. These are Read more works by some of the most acclaimed names in new music—David Lang, Andrew Norman, Bryce Dessner, David T. Little—but also a newer generation of groundbreaking composers like Angelica Negron, Florent Ghys, Molly Joyce, and Pascal Le Boeuf, who are quickly gaining notoriety for themselves. The music runs the gamut from quirky and hilarious to profound and ethereal, and is brought to life with the help of two of my favorite collaborators, pianist Vicki Ray and percussionist Doug Perkins. Doug is also serving as Producer on this effort, with Todd Reynolds as co-producer.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Petits Artéfacts by Florent Ghys
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2015; France 
2.
Undanceable by David Lang
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Sit and Dance by Molly Joyce
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Stuttered Chant by David Lang
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
and the sky was still there by David T. Little
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Lewisburg by Bryce Dessner
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
7.
Alpha by Pascal Le Boeuf
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
8.
Sonnets by Andrew Norman
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
9.
Panorama by Angelica Negron
Performer:  Nicholas Photinos (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Puerto Rico 

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