McLoskey: Specific Gravity

Rebecca Duren (soprano), Alan Johnson (piano), Philipp Staudlin (saxophone), Zoya Tsvetkova (violin), Scott Woolweaver (viola), Joshua Gordon (cello), newEar Ensemble, Stony Brook Chamber Players, Steven D. Davis, Eduardo Leandro

Catalog #: TROY1443
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Format: Digital

This disc of chamber music by Lansing McLoskey includes works for large chamber ensemble as well as smaller ensembles and songs. Lansing McLoskey came to the world of composition via a somewhat unorthodox route. Instead of Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, his three "B's" were the Beatles, Bauhaus and Black Flag. His first experiences in composition were writing for punk rock bands in San Francisco, which is where he developed his love for classical music. His music has an emotional intensity that appeals to audiences and defies traditional stylistic pigeonholes. His music has been performed across the U.S. and in 14 other countries on six continents. A graduate of Harvard, UC Santa Barbara and the USC Thornton School of Music, with additional studies at the Royal Danish Academy, McLoskey is on the faculty at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Specific Gravity: 2.72 Lansing McLoskey The newEar Ensemble
Sudden Music Lansing McLoskey Rebecca Duren, soprano, Alan Oscar Johnson, piano
Requiem, v.2.001 Lansing McLoskey Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Eduardo Leandro, conductor
Processione di lacrime Lansing McLoskey Philipp A. Stäudlin, saxophone, Zoya Tsvetkova, violin, Scott Woolweaver, viola, Joshua Gordon, cello
Quartettrope Lansing McLoskey Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, Eduardo Leandro, conductor

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