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    Jacob Cooper's "Silver Threads" to Be Featured in Q2 Music's Best of 2014 Concert Event in New York

    Composer Jacob Cooper's Nonesuch Records debut album, Silver Threads, will be featured in Best of 2014: New Music, an evening of live music and conversation presented by Q2 Music, WQXR's online new-music station. The event, hosted by Meet the Composer's Nadia Sirota, will take place at The Greene Space in New York City on Tuesday, December 2. Soprano Mellissa Hughes, who performs on the album, will perform excerpts from its eponymous six-song cycle and will also talk with Sirota, as will Cooper and the evening's other performers and composers of what Q2 calls the "riveting, jaw-droppingly gorgeous new recordings" being presented.

    Cooper wrote the title song to Silver Threads for Hughes (which you can hear below) in the winter of 2011, setting a haiku attributed to the famous Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō for voice and electronic track. To expand it into a full cycle (all for voice and track), he enlisted five other poets to write text that was inspired by the haiku: Greg Alan Brownderville, Tarfia Faizullah, Kristin Kelly, Dora Malech, and Zach Savich. Q2 Music named Silver Threads its Album of the Week upon its release in April.

    For tickets to Q2 Music's Best of 2014 event, visit thegreenespace.org. To pick up a copy of Silver Threads, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free MP3 download of the complete album at checkout.

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Composer Jacob Cooper's Nonesuch debut album, Silver Threads, will be featured in Best of 2014: New Music, an evening of live music and conversation presented by Q2 Music at The Greene Space in New York City December 2. Soprano Mellissa Hughes, who performs on the album, will perform excerpts from its eponymous six-song cycle and will also talk with host Nadia Sirota, as will Cooper and the evening's other performers and composers of what Q2 calls the "riveting, jaw-droppingly gorgeous new recordings" being presented.

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Composer Jacob Cooper's Nonesuch Records debut album, Silver Threads, will be featured in Best of 2014: New Music, an evening of live music and conversation presented by Q2 Music, WQXR's online new-music station. The event, hosted by Meet the Composer's Nadia Sirota, will take place at The Greene Space in New York City on Tuesday, December 2. Soprano Mellissa Hughes, who performs on the album, will perform excerpts from its eponymous six-song cycle and will also talk with Sirota, as will Cooper and the evening's other performers and composers of what Q2 calls the "riveting, jaw-droppingly gorgeous new recordings" being presented.

Cooper wrote the title song to Silver Threads for Hughes (which you can hear below) in the winter of 2011, setting a haiku attributed to the famous Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō for voice and electronic track. To expand it into a full cycle (all for voice and track), he enlisted five other poets to write text that was inspired by the haiku: Greg Alan Brownderville, Tarfia Faizullah, Kristin Kelly, Dora Malech, and Zach Savich. Q2 Music named Silver Threads its Album of the Week upon its release in April.

For tickets to Q2 Music's Best of 2014 event, visit thegreenespace.org. To pick up a copy of Silver Threads, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free MP3 download of the complete album at checkout.

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