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  • Thursday, July 21, 2022

    Wilco has released a live version of “Pot Kettle Black,” from their famed concert at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO, on July 23, 2002—20 years ago this Saturday—featured in the forthcoming Super Deluxe and Deluxe editions of the band’s landmark 2002 album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, out this fall. You can hear it here.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022

    Nonesuch Records releases the first recordings of Steve Reich’s Runner (2016) and Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (2018), performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by Susanna Mälkki, available digitally and on CD on September 30, 2022; a vinyl LP version will be released on December 2. The New York Times calls Runner “a calmly luminous orchestral piece with the pulsating, propulsive rhythms that animate much of Mr. Reich’s music.” The San Francisco Chronicle says that Music for Ensemble and Orchestra “is a beautiful and dramatically charged masterpiece, but its impact goes even further than that.” The album track Runner: I. Sixteenths can be heard here.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022

    Sam Amidon is the guest on the latest episode of the Suzie Explores podcast hosted by violinist Suzie Collier. The two discuss approaching one's work with a beginner's mind, being open to new influences, and catching the creative spark when it hits. Amidon also talks about his lifelong connection to the fiddle and his lifelong friendship with musician and producer Thomas Bartlett. You can hear the conversation here.

Artist Spotlight

  • In These Times, the new album by percussionist, producer, and composer Makaya McCraven, has been in process since 2015. It’s the album McCraven’s been trying to make since he started making records, an appropriately career-defining body of work. The eleven-song suite was created over seven-plus years, as McCraven strived to fuse odd-meter compositions from his working songbook with orchestral, large-ensemble arrangements and the edit-heavy “organic beat music” he’s honed over the...

  • Brooklyn-based guitarist, composer, and MacArthur fellow Mary Halvorson makes her Nonesuch debut with two albums, Amaryllis and Belladonna. The two suites, which Halvorson describes as “modular and interlocking,” come in a two-LP vinyl set or as two separate CDs and digital albums, produced and mixed by John Dieterich. Amaryllis is a six-song suite performed by a newly formed sextet of master improvisers; the Mivos string quartet joins for three of the songs,...

  • Singer/songwriter Cécile McLorin Salvant's Nonesuch Records debut album, Ghost Song, features a diverse mix of seven originals and five interpretations on the themes of ghosts, nostalgia, and yearning. Salvant says, “It’s unlike anything I’ve done before—it’s getting closer to reflecting my personality as an eclectic curator. I’m embracing my weirdness!” 

  • This first recording of Steve Reich’s 2019 piece Reich/Richter is performed by Ensemble intercontemporain and conducted by George Jackson. The composition was originally written to be performed with Gerhard Richter and Corinna Belz’s film Moving Picture (946-3), for which Richter’s book Patterns served as source material. “Reich’s music ... expands from minimalist austerity to more full-bodied passages and back again,” says the Financial Times. “...

  • The forty-disc box set John Adams Collected Works features recordings spanning more than four decades of the composer’s career with the label, plus two extensive booklets with new essays and notes by Timo Andres, Julia Bullock, Robert Hurwitz, Nico Muhly, and Jake Wilder-Smith. Nonesuch made its first record with John Adams in 1985; he was signed exclusively to the label that year, and since then the company has released forty-two first recordings and thirty-one all-Adams albums. ...

Tour

Sun, Dec 4
7:30 PM
Milton Court Concert Hall
London, United Kingdom
selections from Narrow Sea and Let the Soil Play Its Simple Part
Sun, Dec 4
Milton Court Concert Hall
London,United Kingdom
Mon, Dec 5
8:00 PM
Prinzregententheater
Munich, Germany
Mon, Dec 5
Prinzregententheater
Munich,Germany
Tue, Dec 6
8:00 PM
Koerner Hall
Toronto, ONCanada
21C Music Festival: A Thousand Thoughts
Tue, Dec 6
Koerner Hall
Toronto,ONCanada
Thu, Dec 8
8:00 PM
Mazzoleni Concert Hall
Toronto, ONCanada
21C Music Festival: Fifty Forward, with students from The Glenn Gould School:
Thu, Dec 8
Mazzoleni Concert Hall
Toronto,ONCanada
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