JUNO Award Nomination for AKOKA: Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time
June 12, 2014 “Akoka – Reframing Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time” = DAVID KRAKAUER: Akoka; MESSIAEN: Quatour Pour La Fin Du Temps; JOSH DOLGIN (‘So-called’): Meanwhile – […]
Framing a vivid rendition of the “Quartet for the End of Time” are two musical flights of fancy, an improvisation by the extraordinary clarinetist David Krakauer, and an electronic remix of the quartet by Socalled.
Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time is best experienced live — what great work isn’t? In the meantime, and for keeps, this fine, imaginative CD is highly recommended, and will fit right into your shelf next to your Mahler, your Moby, your Moondog and your Mozart. At least that’s where it is on my shelf.
June 11, 2010 Wednesday night’s Scotia Festival concert in the Sir James Dunn Theatre exhausted the attentive listener with, among other things, exhilaration. The big piece on the program was […]
January, 25, 2010 Our good friends Mark and Sandra invited me to Montreal’s Bach Festival…for a wine tasting! A very intriguing concept – what wine to pair with Bach’s Goldberg […]
December 30, 2009 Stark, startling and challenging. Matt Haimovitz with Du Yun, Oct. 30, Café Carpe, Fort Atkinson Music clubs come and go, but little Café Carpe has prospered for […]