Narrow Sea was written for So Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gil Kalish in 2017. The piece combines my previous explorations of folk song with a sonic universe that includes ceramic bowls, humming, a piano played like a dulcimer by five people at once, and flower pots (which are the central focus of Taxidermy - my first piece for So Percussion, written in 2012). Gil Kalish's piano serves as a grounding force, or a familiar memory, that keeps reappearing amid the different textures introduced by So Percussion. And Dawn Upshaw's voice is a brilliant instrument that brings the words to life with warmth and directness.
Narrow Sea was written for So Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gil Kalish in 2017. The piece combines my previous explorations of folk song with a sonic universe that includes ceramic bowls, humming, a piano played like a dulcimer by five people at once, and flower pots (which are the central focus of Taxidermy - my first piece for So Percussion, written in 2012). Gil Kalish's piano serves as a grounding force, or a familiar memory, that keeps reappearing amid the different textures introduced by So Percussion. And Dawn Upshaw's voice is a brilliant instrument that brings the words to life with warmth and directness.
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Format: CD
Label: NONESUCH
Rel. Date: 01/22/2021
UPC: 075597917895

Caroline Shaw: Narrow Sea
Artist: Dawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Sō Percussion
Format: CD
New: Available 13.98
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Narrow Sea, Pt. 1
2. Narrow Sea, Pt. 2
3. Narrow Sea, Pt. 3
4. Narrow Sea, Pt. 4
5. Narrow Sea, Pt. 5
6. Taxidermy  - By So Percussion

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Narrow Sea was written for So Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gil Kalish in 2017. The piece combines my previous explorations of folk song with a sonic universe that includes ceramic bowls, humming, a piano played like a dulcimer by five people at once, and flower pots (which are the central focus of Taxidermy - my first piece for So Percussion, written in 2012). Gil Kalish's piano serves as a grounding force, or a familiar memory, that keeps reappearing amid the different textures introduced by So Percussion. And Dawn Upshaw's voice is a brilliant instrument that brings the words to life with warmth and directness.