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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Lisa Bielawa is a composer and vocalist who spent three years as composer in residence with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project from 2006 to 2009. Under the guidance of conductor Gil Rose, she composed solo pieces for musicians, and concertos … Continue reading
It’s not every singer-songwriter who dedicates their recording to playwright Edward Albee. But Glenna Bell’s "Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder" draws on a theatrical sensibility and a flair for the dramatic and gothic to present stark and … Continue reading
It took Mary Gauthier decades to lay the groundwork for her latest recording, "The Foundling," which tells the story of her orphan birth, finding her mother, and coming to terms with the unanticipated outcomes. Gauthier’s spirit and heart are huge, … Continue reading
Raul Midón is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who hovers between the pop and jazz worlds. On "Synthesis," his writing turns away from personal stories to sketches of questionable characters, challenging circumstances and hard decisions. The recording is as sensual as … Continue reading