Winter Shore
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Sabey's distinct compositional voice is revealed in this new recording of his chamber music.

Benjamin Sabey is a composer of chamber, live computer interactive and orchestral music, which has been performed by distinguished ensembles such as the Arditti Quartet, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, the New York New Music Ensemble and Red Fish Blue Fish, among many others. He is the recipient of two Barlow Endowment Commissions and the Royaumont Prize of Domaine Forget. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Sabey has taught composition, theory and electronic music at San Francisco State University, the University of San Diego and San Diego City College. Hearing Sabey's music, one senses that he is, to use Toru Takemitsu's lovely phrase, "confronting silence." Confrontations take many forms: encounter, challenge, transaction, even embrace. The mystery of Sabey's music is in not knowing which form the confrontation will take. This recording of his music, performed by some of America's best musicians, offers insight into Sabey's distinctive compositional voice.
Benjamin Sabey, composer
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Felix Olschofka, violin with interactive electronics

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Pablo Gomez, guitar with interactive electronics

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Reiko Manabe, flute

Benjamin Sabey, composer
Winter Shore
Tara O'Conor, flute; Jean Kopperud, clarinet; Christopher Oldfather, piano; Dominic Donato, percussion; Laura Frautschi, violin; Emmanuel Feldman, cello; Efrain Guigui, conductor

“…Benjamin Sabey writes music that reveals a brilliant technique and a keen ear for sound, timbre and arc, which makes each of the six pieces a unique experience, riveting and comprehensible in its own self-referencing universe.” (Gramophone)