DEBUT ALBUM: COLLIDER
We are thrilled to announce that we have released our debut album, Collider,
which features many new works for saxophone quartet!
The album includes 11 fantastic works:
Amalgamation (2009) by Andy Akiho
Babel* (2014) by Joseph Bozich
Tango Virtuoso (1993) by Thierry Escaich
Rush (2002) by David Kechley
Red Pine* (2014) by Kristin Kuster
Six Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet (1953) by György Ligeti (arranged by DSQ)
Phantoms* (2013) by Natalie Moller
Bulgarity* (2013) by Annika Socolofsky
Elegy (2004/2009) by Gregory Wanamaker (arranged by Wanamaker)
LHC* (2012) by Roger Zare
Z4430* (2014) by Roger Zare
(* denotes a work written for DSQ)
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This project is exciting to us because, in addition to being DSQ’s debut album, it will also be the first professional recording of most of these pieces. We're also excited to share such great music by so many composers who are rising stars in the field, juxtaposed with other new works by several more established composers.
The name of the album, Collider, comes from the work by Roger Zare entitled LHC, which stands for Large Hadron Collider. The LHC is "the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator" owned and operated by CERN in Geneva, Switzerland (quoted from CERN's website). We also see this album as a *collision* (although hopefully much more orderly than a collision housed in the LHC) of several different styles of compositions written by 10 unique and powerful composers.
We are looking forward to working with our colleagues at Concert Artists Guild in releasing this album on the CAG record label.
And a big THANK YOU to the all of our supporters for contributing to our fundraising efforts on Kickstarter to produce this album! We couldn't do this without you!
Akropolis Reed Quintet
Apple Orange Pair
Cheryl and David Garrett
Stephen and Francine Girard
Mark and Mary Ann Graser (plus Booker and Spenser)
Elizabeth Byrne Hering
Chuck and Sandra Jasman
Brian Einstein Lassiter
Scott M. Manson
Gabriel Corey Pomerantz
Karen Walker Rodgers
Randolph and Kathleen Schein
Richard and Margaret Steinacher
Don and Elizabeth Stern
Mike and Joan Zare
Jim and Patty