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Awakening at the Inn of Birds

Composer: Michael Byron
Performer: Gregg August, Sarah Cahill , et al.
Label: Cold Blue Label
Audio CD (April 8, 2003)
Number of Discs: 1
ASIN: B00008VGL8

1.Continents of city and love
for 2 pianos, synthesizer, string quartet & double bass
with Joseph Kubera, Kathleen Supove, Gregg August, Sarah Cahill
2. Tidal
for 2 pianos, synthesizer, string quartet & double bass
with Joseph Kubera, Kathleen Supove, Gregg August, Sarah Cahill

3. Evaporated pleasure, for 2 pianos
with Joseph Kubera, Sarah Cahill

4. Awakening at the inn of the birds, for string quartet

5. As she sleeps, for piano
with Sarah Cahill

Reviews:
Mark Alburger,
It’s stunning…a fascinating listen.

Richard di Santo,
Truly bewitching…an intriguing mix of tranquillity and restlessness.

All About Jazz (Italy)
The music flows elegantly, charged with an intriguing power, thoughtful, sometimes even evocative of the twilight.

Fanfare magazine
As it calms you, it plants seeds of doubt, even disturbance in your head.

International Record Review
Performances are as good as one would expect from so stellar a group of players.

About the Artist
“There is a dark allure to Michael Byron’s music, a seductive otherness.” –Dusted magazine

Description:
Michael Byron’s music is one of contrasts, noted for its intertwining of minimalist and maximalist techniques and rigorous processes with freely composed music. In its unique way, it reconciles traditional notions of beauty with boisterous, almost-out-of-control instrumental writing. This new CD collects four of Byron’s very recent works and a new recording of a piece from 1981, all performed by some of today’s most-respected new-music champions, including keyboardists Sarah Cahill, Joseph Kubera, and Kathleen Supové and the FLUX Quartet. “It’s wonderful that music can have such power to (en)lighten the soul and that Michael has the gift to so empower us.”–Richard Teitelbaum

“fiercely gifted”

– The New York Times

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