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Susman: Collision Point / Piccola Accademia Degli Specchi


Release Date: 10/11/2019 
Label:  Belarca   Catalog #: 7  
Composer:  William Susman
Performer:  Rina YouGiuliano CavaliereAssunta CavallariAlessandra Amorino,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccola Accademia degli Specchi
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Belarca Records presents Collision Point, a new album by American composer William Susman and Rome-based ensemble Piccola Accademia degli Specchi celebrating a 10-year collaboration. Collision Point features music inspired by love, loss, redemption, and the writings of Allen Ginsberg, Colum McCann, and Francis Bacon. The album brings together four premiere recordings, including Camille, which was composed for the ensemble, plus Clouds and Flames, The Starry Dynamo, and, Motions of Return. Susman’s music is described by AllMusic as "the next developments in the sphere (of) minimalism,” and has earned praise from The New York Times for being “vivid, turbulent, and rich-textured,” from Gramophone as “texturally shimmering and harmonically Read more ravishing,” and from textura as “distinctly American.” Founded in 2000, Piccola Accademia degli Specchi (Little Academy of Mirrors) specializes in the performance of contemporary classical music. They are ensemble-in-residence at Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome and perform throughout Europe. Piccola Accademia degli Specchi’s unique instrumentation of flute, saxophone, violin, cello, and piano four-hands is at once similar to and different from the common Pierrot ensemble, providing a singular sound and groove. American Record Guide has called Piccola Accademia degli Specchi “a hip little secret.” Collision Point was recorded in Rome, Italy by engineer Enrico Furzi and mixed in New York City by Grammy award-winning engineer John Kilgore. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Camille, for voice, flute, alto saxophone, violin, cello & piano, 4 hands by William Susman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccola Accademia degli Specchi
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; United States 
2.
Clouds and Flames by William Susman
Performer:  Rina You (Cello), Giuliano Cavaliere (Violin), Assunta Cavallari (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Motions of Return by William Susman
Performer:  Alessandra Amorino (Flute), Fabio Silvestro (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
The Starry Dynamo by William Susman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Piccola Accademia degli Specchi
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

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