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Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)

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Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)

Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)
works by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Son Lux, and Philip Glass

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Contemporary Classical, Chamber, Minimalism | Label: Cedille | # CDR 90000 157 | 00:49:23

American new-music sextet eighth blackbird, which won Grammy Awards for each of its last three Cedille Records albums, continues to connect with genre-spanning, cutting-edge composers on FILAMENT, a CD of world-premiere recordings of works by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and Son Lux, plus a Philip Glass classic. The ensemble’s album, FILAMENT, was produced by Dessner, a Brooklyn-based composer, guitarist, and member of the Grammy-nominated, Billboard-charting indie rock band The National. Premieres include Dessner’s Murder Ballades and Muhly’s Doublespeak, both written for eighth blackbird, and Son Lux’s To Love and This is my Line, a remix created from the album’s other tracks. Dessner, on guitar, and Muhly, on organ, join eighth blackbird for a live-in-concert recording of Glass’s mesmerizing Two Pages at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The album’s title, FILAMENT, is a metaphor for the fiber of friendship, collaboration, and mutual influence connecting the composers and performers on the album.

Filament is Eighth Blackbird's seventh album on Cedille, continuing the group's electrifying explorations of avant-garde and minimalist chamber music. As the title suggests, there are connections that run through the five works on the program, and listeners are teased into finding the strands that join these pieces and give them their energy. To this end, they should play the album in sequence, to give due credit to Bryce Dessner's surprisingly whimsical and lively Murder Ballades, Nico Muhly's hypnotically spinning Doublespeak, and Son Lux's To Love and This Is My Line, two remixes pulsing with nervous energy. These pieces have a familial resemblance, insofar as the composers are colleagues and friends who share many influences, perhaps most obviously through varieties of minimalism. Repetitive patterns bring these connections to Philip Glass, whose extremely rigorous Two Pages is the most challenging piece on the album. Composed as a stream of figures to be played in unison on any combination of instruments, Two Pages tests the musicians' skills and nerves, not only because it requires absolute precision but also because it was recorded live, without benefit of retakes. This album demands much of its performers and audience, but the vitality of the music and Eighth Blackbird's stunning virtuosity make it a compelling experience.

Review by Blair Sanderson, Allmusic.com

Eighth Blackbird - Filament (2015)



Performers:

Eighth Blackbird
Bryce Dessner, guitar
Nico Muhly, organ

Tracklist:

Bryce Dessner (b. 1976)
Murder Ballades, for chamber ensemble:
01. Omie Wise (03:15)
02. Young Emily (03:51)
03. Dark Holler (02:23)
04. Wave the Sea - Brushy Fork (01:59)
05. Brushy Fork (01:45)
06. Pretty Polly (02:39)
07. Tears for Sister Polly (02:55)

Nico Muhly (b. 1981)
08. Doublespeak (09:06)

Son Lux
09. To Love (02:03)

Philip Glass (b. 1937)
10. Two Pages (16:20)

Son Lux
11. This is my Line (03:04)


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