Coming almost a decade and a half after the last CDs devoted to James Dillon’s music, this twinned pair of digital releases in collaboration with Delphian Records presents two major works written for and premiered by our ensemble in the last six years.
Tanz/haus: triptych 2017 is one of Dillon’s richest recent conceptions: a 45-minute meditation on dance as a form of ‘trembling’, featuring electric guitar and – as in so much of Dillon’s recent music – a prerecorded electronic track of immense mystery and power.The work secured for Dillon his fifth Royal Philharmonic Society award – an astonishing tally, unequalled by any living composer.
Listen to the album here: https://orcd.co/james-dillon-tanzhaus
Carnival, the first in a projected series of ‘emblem books’, is a compellingly sustained whole built up from a series of character pieces tailored to the imaginative as well as technical capacities of the Red Note musicians.
Listen to the album here: https://orcd.co/emblemata