Donald Reid Womack: Intertwined
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Fascinating chamber works for Asian and Western string instruments.

This recording features six chamber works by Donald Reid Womack combining East Asian and Western string instruments. Intertwined, the title of this album, offers just the right combination of simple imagery and layered meaning, not only with the intertwining of Eastern and Western string instruments, but also with Womack's compositions interlock and meld rhythmically, motivically, and stylistically. Womack, the composer of almost 100 works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, chorus and voice,has concentrated on compositions for Korean, Japanese, and Chinese instruments. His music has been performed and broadcast around the world and his composition appear on more than a dozen recordings. A faculty member at the University of Hawaii since 1994, Dr. Womack has chaired the music department and presently serves as professor of composition and theory, as well as a faculty member of both the Center for Japanese Studies and Center for Korean Studies.
Donald Reid Womack, composer
Sooyeon Lyuh (haegeum); I-Bei Lin (cello); Donald Womack (janggu)

Donald Reid Womack, composer
Aria Shinbo (shinobue); Hiromu Motonaga (shakuhachi); Kohdai Minoda (shamisen); Akiko Kubota (biwa); Reiko Miyake (koto); Asako Hisatake (cello); Reach Yamauchi (percussion)

Donald Reid Womack, composer
Anna Womack (viola); Jiyoung Yi (gayageum); Donald Womack (janggu)

Donald Reid Womack, composer
strung out
Reiko Kimura (koto); Ignace Jang (violin)

Donald Reid Womack, composer
A Glinting Edge of Sky
Hikaru Tamaki (cello); Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto)

Donald Reid Womack, composer
Splashed Inkv Sean Yung-Hsiang Wang (violin); Yi-Chieh Jay Lai (guzheng)

Review to come.