Double Images

Katie Wolfe, Ketty Nez, Daniel Doña, Gergely Ittzés, Ivana Jašová, Lawrence Stomberg

Catalog #: TROY1817
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Format: Digital

This recording of duos by American composer Ketty Nez span a ten year period, reflecting an ongoing fascination on the part of the composer with different ways of exploring musical responses to folk songs and instrumental melodies of the southern Balkans. Nez is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Eastman, Curtis, and Bryn Mawr. She also participated in the year-long computer course at IRCAM and worked with Louis Andriessen in Amsterdam, co-founding the international contemporary music collective Concerten Tot and Met. Her music has been performed in festivals around the world. Ms. Nez joined the faculty at Boston University in 2005, directing the Time's Arrow new music ensemble for four years.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
double images Ketty Nez Katie Wolfe (violin); Ketty Nez (piano)
sea-changes Ketty Nez Daniel Doña (violin); Ketty Nez (piano)
the moon returns Ketty Nez Gergely Ittzés (flute); Ketty Nez (piano)
in transit Ketty Nez Ivana Jašová (violin); Ketty Nez (piano)
Old Mother of Dzhaferbeg Ketty Nez Ivana Jašová (violin); Ketty Nez (piano)
5 moments Ketty Nez Lawrence Stomberg (cello); Ketty Nez (piano)


  • "Here is something at once unique, personal, and highly enjoyable. Composers today are faced with a bewildering carte blanche of choices…Few, however, manage to find a voice so focused and intent that you immediately recognize it. Boston-based composer-pianist Ketty Nez has accomplished that with beautiful results in this album of duos for piano and various instruments.…In sum, this is the best release of contemporary music that I've encountered this year and in several years past."

    – Fanfare

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