All Spring

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It’s always a delight when my “visual artist life” finds expression in the music world. Composer Emily Doolittle (a product of Halifax, NS; recently relocated to Glasgow, UK) recently released a CD album dedicated exclusively to her chamber music entitled All Spring. The cover design (as well as the interior) features a piece of mine from 2010 called Koinobori (image here). This watercolour was one of four pieces exhibited as part of the installation “Shiki”, a collaboration between myself and composer Yota Kobayashi at the Nikkei National Museum. Doolittle’s album sounds gorgeous. Her music is incredibly evocative and she uses the instruments at her disposal in colourful and inventive ways — there are hints of Aaron Copland, Barber, even early Ligeti. All Spring is available through Composers Concordance and iTunes.

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