Following the successful release of four albums of
music (chamber, organ, and orchestral) by prolific American composer
Carson Cooman, a new ‘mini-album’ is to be produced featuring a
triptych of works centered on Cooman’s Fourth Symphony ‘Liminal’. The
work is scored for orchestra without woodwind, but with two harps one of
which is tuned down a quarter tone creating an ‘edge’ of tension
against the relatively conventional harmonic structure of the work and
creates a gripping and intense soundworld. Kirk Trevor conducts the
Slovak National Symphony Orchestra in the Symphony and in the opening
work ‘Shoreline Rune’; the ‘postlude’ is a striking work for organ
played by Erik Simmons.
will be released on the Diversions label (DDV 24161) in November. The
label describes the product as a mini-album (35 minutes) and so offers
it at midprice recalling the ‘Medium-Play’ albums of the 1950s!
Labels: Carson Cooman, Diversions, Erik Simmons, Kirk Trevor, Liminal, Slovak National Symphony Orchestra