Compositions for orchestra, soloists, choir and two conductors, beautifully recorded by Ron Saint Germain.
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From the liner notes by Steve Smith:
Ingrid Laubrock’s credentials as an ambitious, skillful composer of
intricate yet visceral works for small ensembles is well established –
not least on the evidence of her excellent, much-admired Intakt
recordings. Whether writing for conventionally constituted assemblages
like her quintet Anti-House, or for a more unusual complement,
like the mix of tuba, koto, electronics, and more that she convened
two years ago for Serpentines, Laubrock has demonstrated
a formidable capacity for writing music of intricacy, integrity, and
The critic Steve Smith writes in the liner notes: „The present recording,
recorded in a studio by an ensemble of first-call freelancers led
by two ideally sympathetic conductors, Eric Wubbels and Taylor Ho
Bynum, provides eloquent evidence of what Laubrock has achieved.
Both of her orchestral pieces – Vogelfrei, with its variegated textures,
animated rhythms, swooping vocals, and inexorable momentum;
and Contemporary Chaos Practices, where four instantly distinguishable
soloists (Mary Halvorson, Davis, Wooley, and Laubrock
herself) retain their individuality while negotiating a brilliantly rendered
aural landscape – serve notice of an estimable composer who
has something to say, and knows exactly how to say it.“
released November 15, 2018
Mary Halvorson: Electric Guitar
Kris Davis: Piano
Nate Wooley: Trumpet
Ingrid Laubrock: Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
Conductor 1: Eric Wubbels
Conductor 2: Taylor Ho Bynum
Bass: Greg Chudzik, Pat Swoboda
Bassoon: Nanci Belmont, Dana Jessen
Cello: Talia Dicker, Maria Hadge, Katinka Kleijn
Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: Joshua Rubin, Katie Schoepflin
Contrabass Clarinet, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: Bohdan Hilash
Flutes, Piccolo: Michel Gentile
Flute, Piccolo, Bass Flute: Zach Sheets
French Horn: Elizabeth Fleming, John Gattis
Oboe: Christa Robinson
Oboe, English Horn: Katie Scheele
Percussion: Tim Feeney, Clara Warnaar
Trombone: Jacob Garchik, Mike Lormand
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet: Gareth Flowers
Tuba: Dan Peck
Viola: Dominic DeStefano, Hannah Levinson, Miranda Sielaff
Violin: Sam Bardfeld, Maya Bennardo, Jean Cook, Erica Dicker, Mark Feldman
(Vogelfrei only), Sarah Goldfeather (Contemporary Chaos Practices only), Megan Gould,
Elena Moon Park, Mazz Swift
Vocalists: Roland Burks, Tomas Cruz, Chris DiMeglio, Walker J Jackson,
Amirtha Kidambi, Kyoko Kitamura, Emilie Lesbros, Kamala Sankaram
Amplified Contrabass Clarinet: Josh Sinton (Vogelfrei only)
1.-3. CONTEMPORARY CHAOS PRACTICES 23 : 59
Part 1 & Part 2 15 : 57
Part 3 5 : 16
Part 4 2 : 42
4. VOGELFREI 17 : 48
Compositions by Ingrid Laubrock (PRS/MCPS).
Recorded December 15 and 16, 2017, by Ron Saint Germain at Power Station at BerkleeNYC. Assisted by Neal Shaw, Gloria Kaba
and Josh Taylor.
Mixed by Ron Saint Germain at Saint's Place, Kinnelon, NJ. Assistant engineers recording and mixing Neal Shaw, Gloria Kaba and
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, Peekskill.
Cover art and graphic design: Jonas Schoder/Malene Bach.
Photos: Helmut Berns. Video stills: Merve Kayan. Liner notes: Steve
Smith. Recording produced by Ingrid Laubrock and David Breskin.
Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt and Anja Illmaier, P. O. Box 468, 8024 Zürich, Switzerland.
Intakt CD 314/2018