Hazy Heart Pump
Label: NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Hearne, Ted; Bathgate, Ashley; Cloud, Miki; Argus Quartet; Wade, Diana; Williams, Saul; Mivos Quartet; Lanzilotti, Anne; Wiltrout, Ron
Composer Ted Hearne releases "Hazy Heart Pump," a collection of recent chamber works that highlight his wonderful openness to various sources of inspiration, from Charles Mingus to Appalachian fiddle music to bureaucratic rationalizations for arrest by the NYPD. The album features committed performances by the Mivos and Argus string quartets, as well as Anne Lanzilotti, Miki-Sophia Cloud, Ashley Bathgate, Ron Wiltrout, Diana Wade, Saul Williams, and Hearne himself on piano. Composer, singer, bandleader and recording artist TED HEARNE (b.1982, Chicago) draws on a wide breadth of influences ranging across music's full terrain, to create intense, personal and multi-dimensional works. The New York Times has praised Mr. Hearne for his "tough edge and wildness of spirit," and "topical, politically sharp-edged works." Pitchfork called Hearne's work "some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory -- from any genre," and Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker that Hearne's music "holds up as a complex mirror image of an information-saturated, mass-surveillance world, and remains staggering in its impact."