We are very proud to have Composers Edition associates featured in two new releases by Vancouver label Redshift.
“Volume 3” from PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) features a commissioned work by Michael Finnissy, in a set of new works written specifically for this unusual duo formation.
Nick Storring from Riparian Media says about the PEP project:
In the hands of celebrated pianist Corey Hamm and erhu virtuoso Nicole Ge Li, collectively known as Vancouver’s PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) these instruments achieve a wondrous symbiosis, transcending each one’s wilful character and skirting fusion-music pastiche to
forge a bold new repertoire of intercultural music. PEP highlights the prodigious talents of these two performers, yet the project designation
is an apt one. Together, the pair have commissioned over 80 pieces, from some of contemporary music’s most distinguished figures. A
number of said works have even been assimilated into a growing canon of modern duet works for erhu and piano that, increasingly, are being played by other practitioners.
The PEP (Piano and Erhu Project) also featured a commissioned piece by Emily Doolittle on a previous album.
You can read the full press release of PEP (Piano & Erhu Project) new album Riparian Media in the button below, which includes links to listen to the music.
On the 23 October Toronto-based “keyboard collective” junctQín – Stephanie Chua, Elaine Lau, Joseph Ferretti – releases their “reTHINK” album, which commemorates a decade of intrepid exploration through the keyboard-driven ensemble music. This album features Sorex by Emily Doolittle:
Emily Doolittle’s volatile Sorex, meanwhile, juxtaposes angular virtuosity with stretches of forlorn lyricism. The album charts an excursion through an imaginative and eclectic collection of work, illustrating this collective’s potent ensemble synergy.Nick Storring (Riparian Media).
Go on the button below to read the full press release by Riparian Media and links to the album.