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Syzygy / Still

Amaya / Still / Shannon
Release Date: 01/26/2018 
Label:  Oberlin Music   Catalog #: 18  
Composer:  Efrain Amaya
Performer:  Alexa StillRobert ShannonTasiaeafe HinerDarrett Adkins
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alexa Still credits fellow flutist Jeanne Baxtresser for introducing her to the music of Venezuelan-born composer and conductor Efrai´n Amaya. On Syzygy, Still’s second release on the Oberlin Music label, she joins fellow Oberlin Conservatory faculty members and students on six pieces written by Amaya between 1997 and 2014. Former principal flute of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Still joined the Oberlin faculty in 2011. She remains an avid performer in recitals throughout the world, including the Australian and US premieres of Matthew Hindson’s ‘House Music’- a piece she also premiered on a 2015 Oberlin Music recording. Syzygy, which takes its name from a movement in the recording’s opening piece, means “working together toward Read more a common goal.” On pieces for flute and piano, flute and cello, and two flutes, Still works effortlessly with her Oberlin collaborators. Joining her are longtime piano professor Robert Shannon, cello professor Darrett Adkins, and two former standout students in Still’s flute studio: Aram Mun and Tasiaeafe Hiner. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Jubilee by Efrain Amaya
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Robert Shannon (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
Malagigi the Sorcerer by Efrain Amaya
Performer:  Robert Shannon (Piano), Alexa Still (Flute), Tasiaeafe Hiner (Percussion)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Duo ami by Efrain Amaya
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Robert Shannon (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997; United States 
4.
Archipiélagos by Efrain Amaya
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Robert Shannon (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Pres-ent by Efrain Amaya
Performer:  Alexa Still (Flute), Darrett Adkins (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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