Ikarus Among The Stars
Format: COMPACT DISC
Aznavoorian, Marta; Thompson, Jessica; Augustyn, Kinga; Hattner, David; Eckert, Marcia; Daedalus Quartet; Portland Youth Philharmonic; Tamaki, Hikaru; Gutowski, Carl; Neidich, Charles; Anonymous
There are many composers who intertwine eclectic influences into one coherent picture, but few people do it as ambitiously and convincingly as New York City based composer Debra Kaye. On IKARUS AMONG THE STARS, she vibrantly explores themes both real and surreal, perpetual and fleeting, nonchalant, and profound. Kaye’s sources of inspiration are unnumbered; it seems there is nothing which she cannot turn into a composition. The works presented (two of them multiple award winners) draw their inspiration from Spanish poetry, real-life tragedy, and from the pieces of fellow contemporary composers. All of these sources are woven together by Kaye’s measured choice of tonality, and the resulting tapestry is remarkable.