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Recording “The Poetry of Places” album at Skywalker Sound

August 6, 2017 - August 7, 2017


Recording “The Poetry of Places” album at Skywalker Sound. The album is scheduled to be released in Spring 2019 on the Reference Recordings label. This CD will feature 8 World Premiere recordings of compositions by award-winning American composers Amy Beth Kirsten, Hannah Lash, James Matheson, Harold Meltzer, Andrew Norman, Lewis Spratlan, Nina C. Young, and Jack Van Zandt. Each musical work was inspired by a unique building: American Visionary Art Museum (Baltimore, MD), Aaron Copland’s House (Cortlandt, NY), House on Island (Pine Plains, NY), Frank Gehry’s IAC Building (Manhattan, NY), Frank Gehry’s House (Santa Monica, CA), Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Buildings (Dhaka, Bangladesh), Lowell House at Harvard (Cambridge, MA), and Newgrange Ancient Temple (Boyne Valley, Ireland).

Program (in alphabetical order)

Amy Beth Kirsten h.o.p.e. for piano, toy piano, and voice (one performer) (2016)

Hannah Lash Give Me Your Songs for solo piano (2016)

James Matheson Alone, in Waters Shimmering and Dark for solo piano (2016)

Harold Meltzer In Full Sail for solo piano (2016, rev. 2017)

Andrew Norman Frank’s House for two pianists and two percussionists (2015)

Lewis Spratlan Bangladesh for solo piano (2015)

Nina C. Young Kolokol for two pianos and electronics (2010)

Jack Van Zandt Sí an Bhrú for piano and electronics (2016)


The 2 ensemble works by Andrew Norman and Nina C. Young were recorded with Los Angeles Philharmonic pianist Joanne Pearce Martin and Los Angeles Percussion Quartet artists Nick Terry and Cory Hills

More information about “The Poetry of Places” program can be found here


August 6, 2017
August 7, 2017


Skywalker Sound
5858 Lucas Valley Rd
Nicasio, CA 94946 United States
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