Matrix
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A highly personal, supple and elegant musical language.

Described by the New Yorker's Andrew Porter as a composer of "fearless eloquence," Louis Karchin has received performances of his music worldwide, by groups ranging from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Louisville Orchestra, to South Korea's Veritas Musicae and the Delta Ensemble of Amsterdam, Holland. Born in Philadelphia, he went on to advanced studies at the Eastman School and Harvard University, where his teachers included Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, Earl Kim, Fred Lerdahl and Leon Kirchner. As Hayes Biggs writes in his notes to this CD, "Although this disc takes its name from its final selection, Matrix and Dream, the title Matrix is apropos in more than one sense. One of the word's definitions is that of a medium or situation out of which some other entity originates, or in which such an entity is embedded. Louis Karchin's highly personal, supple and elegant musical language, evolved over the course of a distinguished career as composer and performer, is by that definition the matrix within which this music is able to take form, substance and nourishment, and consequently to take flight...many of Karchin's compositional preoccupations, with regard to both genre and gesture, are represented on this recording...all of the new worlds that you can discover on this disc - from the smallest to the largest - emanate from and are contained within Louis Karchin's matrix; they will amply repay return voyages."
Contents:
Louis Karchin, composer
Roethke Songs
Lucy Shelton, soprano, Stephen Gosling, piano

Louis Karchin, composer
Fanfare/Pavane for solo flute
Patricia Spencer, flute

Louis Karchin, composer
Fanfare for Marty
Marilyn Nonken, piano

Louis Karchin, composer
Voyages
Taimur Sullivan, alto saxophone, Marilyn Nonken, piano

Louis Karchin, composer
Quartet for Percussion
Matthew Gold, Eduardo Leandro, Tom Kolor, Matthew Ward, percussion, Paul Hostetter, conductor

Louis Karchin, composer
Plaint
Lucy Shelton, soprano, Stephen Gosling, piano

Louis Karchin, composer
Matrix and Dream
Lucy Shelton, soprano, Stephen Gosling, piano

Review:
"Louis Karchin and the listener are blessed with precise, vibrant performances by fully committed, excellent players dedicated to new music." (American Record Guide)
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