Red Desert debut album CHOROCHRONOS pre-order on Infrequent Seams

CHOROCHRONOS is a collection of four gorgeous experimental works for clarinet, percussion and electronics. Red Desert Ensemble (Katie Porter and Devin Maxwell) lovingly recorded duos they’ve performed for almost two decades in small spaces, for even smaller audiences all over the US (and Canada) by composers André Cormier, Lucie Vítková and Michael Pisaro alongside a huge new spectral work for clarinet and electronics by Maxwell. The result is exceptional, a document of music trapped in ether or volcanic rock, both unearthed stillness and totally jarring, a perfect music-as-art for our time.  With cover artwork by Christine Heindl, liner notes by Adam Tinkle, design by Phillip Niemeyer and video art by Svavar Jónatansson and Dev Harlan, the album is released on vinyl, CD and digital download by the label Infrequent Seams.  CHOROCHRONOS follows Red Desert Ensemble’s tradition of inviting audiences into the sound world of avant-garde music with practiced interpretations, attentive curation, and insightful performances.

Katie Porter, clarinet, bass clarinet
Devin Maxwell, percussion, electronics

1. ANDRÉ CORMIER – Sommeil (11:17)
for clarinet and percussion (2002)

2. DEVIN MAXWELL – Bonneville Park 3 (11:20)
for solo clarinet and electronics (2020)

3. LUCIE VÍTKOVÁ – Choral No. 13 (5:07)
for clarinet/bass clarinet and vibraphone/percussion (2016)

4. MICHAEL PISARO – Turning (15:43)
for bass clarinet and percussion (2001)

RELEASE DATE December 18, 2020 on Infrequent Seams, pre-order now

https://reddesertensemble.bandcamp.com/

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