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For George Lewis | Autoschediasms

by Tyshawn Sorey & Alarm Will Sound

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    Two compact discs in a specially priced 6-panel wallet (with booklet insert), featuring new music composed by Tyshawn Sorey and performed by Alarm Will Sound, with art and graphic design by DM Stith. Begins shipping on August 27th, 2021.

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As "arresting a figure in contemporary classical and experimental new music as he is in jazz (New York Times)," and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship in 2017, Tyshawn Sorey has carved out his own territory as a musician and composer whose range of vision, emotion and visceral power is a driving and defining force behind a young Black vanguard in new music.

This pristinely recorded collaboration with the vaunted chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound documents two unique works — the stately, still For George Lewis (dedicated to the legendary avant garde trombonist and composer) and the thorny, dramatic Autoschediasms (inspired by the real-time improvisational "conductions" of Butch Morris, with a special nod to Anthony Braxton's "language music" system). Taken together, these performances, part of which were recorded in a video chat during the pandemic, find the composer testing the limits of the ensemble's imagination and concentration, and paint a wide-angle sonic canvas that is by turns taut, trenchant, and profoundly moving.

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released August 27, 2021

Produced by Gavin Chuck for Alarm Will Sound
Mastered by Ryan Streber at Oktaven Studios

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