News & Projects
2 Moon Smile Chamber Opera
Clogs, along with Heliand Consort and soprano Mary Bonhag, premiere Padma's chamber opera in April 2017.
> Here's a short video about the piece
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The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton
Our latest recording is a song-cycle composed by Padma Newsome while artist-in-residence at the Walton estate in Ischia, Italy. Written for Clogs and vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, The Creatures also includes performances by Sufjan Stevens, Aaron Dessner and Matt Berninger of The National, and Osso String Quartet.
Preview "The Creatures" on Bandcamp
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New release: Music for Wood & Strings, featuring So Percussion. Bryce is the founder of MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, whose 11th season begins January 12, 2017. His classical compositions have been performed by major orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the world.
Padma tours Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered song cycle in March 2017, along with Shara Nova and DM Stith, with performances in Holland, Belgium and the US. In April 2017, Clogs & Heliand Consort premiere his 2 Moon Smile chamber opera in Vermont, along with soprano Mary Bonhag.
New release: Time-Machine_music. Thom composes and performs with the percussion group Loop 2.4.3, using an array of percussion instruments integrated with electronics, sampling and improvisation. He recently oversaw the release of Ionisation, an album honoring the late percussionist/mentor Robert Hohner.
Based in Jülich, Germany, Rachael returns to the US to perform Michael Gordon’s Rushes for seven bassoons at National Sawdust in January 2017, and 2 Moon Smile with Clogs & Heliand Consort in April 2017. Her solo album, Polka the Elk, includes new music for bassoon, piano, and chamber ensemble.