A unitary melodic idea weaves through shifting climates, striving not to lose its basic identity. It is pulled in conflicting directions as time unfolds. A journey through many sound-worlds leads to a climactic hyper-realization of the melody, which then disintegrates into a shadowy dream-memory.
Premiered December 7, 2015 at Brooklyn College by:
Eni Karahoda, flute
Hila Zamir, clarinet
Adam von Housen, violin
Ansel Cohen, violoncello
Laurence Cummings, piano
Many thanks to the performers!
© 2015 Hannah Selin, ASCAP
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After many months of recording, mixing, mastering and rehearsing, my band GADADU released our debut album on February 24th, 2015. It’s available for streaming and download on our website and on Bandcamp. Thanks so much to the amazing musicians who came together to make this happen: Nicki Adams, Pat Adams, Dan Stein, and Moses Eder on the album, as well as Arthur Vint and Carrie Frey at the release show. This was my first experience mixing and mastering a full-length album, and I couldn’t have done it without the help and advice of many amazing people along the way – special thanks to Eric, Rick, Ross and Matt. Enjoy!
GADADU and Linus in the Sapphire join forces to visit three cities in three states in three days. Featuring the new GADADU quintet: Nicki Adams (keys, vocals), Hannah Selin (viola, vocals), Pat Adams (trumpet), Dan Stein (bass) and Moses Eder (drums). Click the dates below to view Facebook events:
4.30 - 3G Lounge, Philadelphia, PA
5.1 - Radio Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
5.2 - The Batcave, Montclair, NJ
L I S T E N
many thanks to karen ritscher (viola) and shao-ting sun (engineer)
karen and i will be performing portions of OB live on december 22nd at andrea clearfield’s salon in philadelphia
Next Wednesday, March 13 in NYU’s Black Box Theater, Karen Ritscher will perform a KILLER program of works by all female living composers. I’ll be joining her in the premiere of Olfactory Bulbs, a suite for viola and electronics that I composed this winter.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Here are a few excerpts of an early performance of the first movement of Olfactory Bulbs, “snow on pines”: