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http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nico-muhly-teitur-confessions-october-21-nonesuch-records-2016-08-23Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Nonesuch Records releases Confessions, a collaboration between the acclaimed American composer Nico Muhly and the Faroese singer/songwriter Teitur, on October 21, 2016; the vinyl is due November 4. The two musicians began work on the project when Muhly was composer-in-residence at Muziekgebouw Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The songs' lyrics were inspired by or culled from video and commentary the pair found on YouTube. Confessions was recorded with Holland Baroque and is available to preorder with an instant download of the track "Describe You," which you can hear here. Muhly and Teitur will perform songs from the album with New York Baroque Incorporated at (le) Poisson Rouge in NYC on October 21 and with British Sinfonietta at Cadogan Hall in London on October 29.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/paul-thomas-anderson-richard-linklater-joel-ethan-coen-darren-aronofsky-bbc-culture-100-greatest-films-2016Tuesday, August 23, 2016Paul Thomas Anderson, Richard Linklater, Joel & Ethan Coen, Darren Aronofsky Films Among BBC Culture's 100 Greatest Films of 21st Century
BBC Culture has just released its list of the 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century so far, and among them are three films by Paul Thomas Anderson—There Will Be Blood, The Master, and Inherent Vice, all of which feature scores by Jonny Greenwood—along with Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis, and Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, for all six of which Nonesuch Records released the film soundtracks. BBC Culture says: "Film-making today, whether massively expensive or made with tiny budgets, shot on celluloid or video is thriving artistically as much as it ever has."Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/laurie-anderson-nonesuch-debut-album-life-string-released-15-years-ago-2016-08-21Monday, August 22, 2016
Laurie Anderson released her Nonesuch Records debut album 15 years ago today, August 21, 2001. It's "sparse, haunted, intimate," said Rolling Stone of the album. "Laurie Anderson is a singer-songwriter of crushing poignance." With Life on a String, she turned her view inward, creating one of the most personal recordings of her career; she played violin on a record for the first time since her debut album, Big Science. Guest musicians include Bill Frisell, Lou Reed, and Van Dyke Parks. You can hear the album's title track here.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-events-weekend-august-19-21-2016Friday, August 19, 2016
Kronos Quartet tours Europe, from Slovakia to Spain ... The Arcs play a free show in Montauk ... Lake Street Dive continues its Side Pony tour in Colorado, at Red Rocks and Steamboat Springs ... Conor Oberst is in Colorado too, headlining the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival ...Punch Brothers perform at Children's Cancer Association benefit in Oregon ... and more ...Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-scheherazade2-september-30-violinist-leila-josefowicz-st-louis-symphony-2016-08-17Wednesday, August 17, 2016John Adams's "Scheherazade.2" Due September 30 with Violinist Leila Josefowicz, St. Louis Symphony, Music Director David Robertson
Nonesuch releases John Adams's Scheherazade.2 on September 30, 2016. The 50-minute "dramatic symphony" was written for the violinist Leila Josefowicz, who performs it here with the St. Louis Symphony led by Music Director David Robertson; Chester Englander is the cimbalom soloist. In the piece, Adams imagines a modern day Scheherazade, an "empowered, liberated spirit embodied in the multifaceted solo violin role," he says. "Scheherazade.2 is also a virtuoso romantic symphony-concerto on the grand scale which acknowledges its predecessors in works by Sibelius, Prokofiev, Bartók, and Berg." He and Josefowicz will perform Scheherazade.2 with orchestras in Europe this fall.Read morehttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/emmylou-harris-tour-steve-earle-patty-griffin-buddy-miller-milk-carton-kids-refugee-awareness-2016-08-17Wednesday, August 17, 2016Emmylou Harris to Tour North America with Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, The Milk Carton Kids to Raise Awareness for Refugees
Emmylou Harris will tour North America this fall with special guests Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, and The Milk Carton Kids (not all artists will appear at all venues). The 11-stop tour, Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees, will raise awareness for the unprecedented worldwide refugee crisis. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS) will host this singer/songwriter tour in support of the organization's Global Education Initiative. "After witnessing firsthand the work of JRS in Ethiopia this past June, I have never been more inspired to champion such a critical cause," said Harris. "The better angels of our nature call upon us to act with compassion and not with fear in the face of so much suffering."