Finola Merivale: Tús
Label: NEW FOCUS RECORDINGS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Desdemona; Merivale, Finola; Munden-Dixon, Adrianne
Irish composer Finola Merivale releases her debut album, a collection of works spanning ten years of her life, and featuring the Desdemona Ensemble, a group Merivale has collaborated closely with since moving to New York City. Merivale's music establishes its own reference point, existing within but not being defined by the aesthetic frames of academic new music and chamber music. Finola Merivale lives in New York. She is a DMA candidate in Composition at Columbia University, where she is studying with George Lewis, Zosha Di Castri and Georg Friedrich Haas. Her music has been performed internationally and featured at festivals such as Huddersfield, the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival and the Contemporary Music Festival of Buenos Aires. Her works have been performed by International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Desdemona, PRISM Saxophone Quartet, Crash Ensemble, and musicians of the Chicago and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras, amongst others. Recent honors include the National Concert Hall and Sounding the Feminists’ Music Recording Award (2021), National Sawdust’s New Works Commission Award (2020) and a four-month artist residency at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (2020).