Vintage Soundscapes & More
Label: North/South Consonance
Catalog: N/S R 1064
Format: COMPACT DISC
Lifchitz, Max; Parisi, Rocco; Campbell, Arthur; North/South Chamber Orchestra; Perlman, Ken
The merging of vintage and new musical practices is the unifying theme of this album. Appearing on record for the first time, these six inventive and listener-friendly compositions will impress and delight. Harold Schiffman’s appealing contrapuntal writing is built around melodic lines infused with a strong Appalachian flavor. Elizabeth Bell balances urban harmonic constructs with a well-defined sense of shape and direction. Edward Green’s passionate lyricism reveals an ardent interest in film music and jazz while Federico Ermirio’s pensive exploration of instrumental colors summons up impressionistic resonances. Prior to being recorded, these works were introduced to the New York public through the concert series sponsored by North/South Consonance. Great care was taken to preserve the integrity of the concert hall ambiance when this album was recorded and mastered. The natural resonance of the concert hall and the music’s wide dynamic range were captured successfully.