Cecilia Livingston

James Rolfe. Breathe: music for voices and early instruments New music for period instruments is not always convincing. But in these substantial works, James Rolfe avoids pastiche, homage, and self-conscious novelty, creating music that is subtle, sophisticated, and surprising.    In Breathe (2011) Anna Chatterton’s new[...] Read more

Recordings Cecilia Livingston

Frances White and Kristin Norderval. She Lost Her Voice / That’s How We Knew. Seductive and hypnotic, this is an utterly convincing work for voice and electronics—not an easy combination. For forty-five minutes, it moves slowly through a text by the piece’s director, Valeria Vasilevski, and blurs genres (chamber opera? theatre work? song cycle?) with its[...] Read more

Recordings Cecilia Livingston Issue 125

Ana Sokolovic and Ensemble Transmission. Folklore Imaginaire. This Canadian Music Centre release in Naxos’ Canadian Classics series offers sixty minutes of Ana Sokolovic’s ever-fascinating chamber music. Ensemble Transmission is heard in a variety of configurations, including solo works, and the startling rendition of Vez for solo cello,[...] Read more

Recordings Cecilia Livingston