11 Frames: Andrew Beer | Sarah Watkins
Rattle Records D093 2019
Contemporary works for violin and piano.
” The most experimental composer is expat Juliet Palmer, her intriguing small excesses painting a widening aural space.” — Elizabeth Kerr, The Listener Best Classical Albums of 2019.
Juliet Palmer: rivers
Barnyard Records 2018
“The six tracks on Rivers explore a lot of things a human voice can do when it’s set free from expectations. Palmer enlists a group of lead singers including Laura Swankey, Alex Samaras, Aki Takahashi, and Christine Duncan, plus a host of background vocalists, to follow her starkly beautiful compositions along their meandering paths.”
Centrediscs / Centredisques 2018
P*P examines the fierce and fearsome taxonomy that historically has made some composers soulfully classical, and others popular. The cutting-edge of Canada’s composers write P*P-length, P*P-inspired works, the All-Stars of jazz throw their hats in the ring, and some of Canada’s most interesting indie-rockers flex their contemporary music chops. The ensemble Toca Loca has been furiously branding the cattle of the new music world, and has long been held up as the best argument against intelligent design. Its members comprise Gregory Oh and Simon Docking, pianos, and Aiyun Huang, percussion. Visit them at tocaloca.com