Acclaimed American composer Caroline Shaw has introduced her second album with Attacca Quartet. The brand new file, Evergreen, is out September 23 through Nonesuch. The LP opens with “Three Essays: First Essay (Nimrod),” which you’ll be able to hear beneath.
Evergreen options 5 authentic works by Shaw, three of which (“Three Essays,” “Blueprint,” and “The Evergreen”) had been written for string quartet. The opposite two items (“And So” and “Different Music”) had been written for string quartet and voice. The album closes with “Cant voi l’aube,” an interpretation of a 12-century French poem by trouvère Gace Brulé.
In 2020, Shaw and Attacca Quartet received the Grammy Award for Greatest Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Efficiency for his or her collaborative debut Orange. Since releasing Orange, Shaw has labored with Sō Percussion on the 2021 albums Slim Sea and Let the Soil Play Its Easy Half. As well as, she sang backing vocals on Rosalía’s Motomami monitor “Diablo.”
Violinists Amy Schroeder and Domenic Salerni, violist Nathan Schram, and cellist Andrew Yee comprise Attacca Quartet. Final yr, the group launched its Sony Classical debut Actual Life.
Learn extra about Orange in Pitchfork’s function “Nice Information You Might Have Missed: Spring 2019.”
01 Three Essays: First Essay (Nimrod)
02 Three Essays: Second Essay (Echo)
03 Three Essays: Third Essay (Ruby)
04 And So
06 Different Music
07 The Evergreen: I. Moss
08 The Evergreen: II. Stem
09 The Evergreen: III. Water
10 The Evergreen: IV. Root
11 Cant voi l’aube