Inbal Segev: 20 for 2020
Title:

Inbal Segev: 20 for 2020

Artists:

Inbal Segev, cello

Release Date:

18th November 2022

Cat No:

AV2561

Price:

£19.99 2CD Deluxe

Summary:

The convergence of cataclysmic events of 2020 spurred cellist Inbal Segev to conceive an ambitious and inspirational commissioning project, 20 for 2020, for which she asked 20 composers to document in music their responses to the challenges posed by the pandemic and social unrest. The result is an utterly moving and immensely varied palette of strong and distinctive compositional voices spanning a range of ages, genders and cultures.

Originally released over time as four digital EPs, all 20 compositions come together for the first time in a 2CD deluxe digipack and are capped by the premiere of Inbal’s own work, Behold for cello quartet.

When Inbal conceived 20 for 2020, she could not have foreseen the scope of musical imagination from the 20 composers she asked to write works for her. Further pronouncing her passion for promoting new works for her instrument: “Art needs to move forward, otherwise it will die.” Collectively these compositions celebrate a stunning array of music for the soulful sound of the cello in the 21st century.

Tracklist:

CD 1 / 64.41

VIET CUONG (b.1990)
1. ROOM TO MOVE for cello octet 4.14
octet overdubbed:
parts 1, 3, 5, 7 cello by Francesco Ruggieri, 1673
parts 2, 4, 6, 8 cello by Carl Becker & Son, 1957

FERNANDO OTERO (b.1972)
2. CONCERTO FOR CELLO AND STRING ORCHESTRA: I. Molto appassionato 7.00
Brooklyn Rider: Johnny Gandelsman, Colin Jacobsen violins Nicholas Cords viola
Michael Nicolas cello Xavier Foley double bass

JAMES LEE III (b.1975)
3. EKAH for cello and piano 7.25
Anna Polonsky piano

TIMO ANDRES (b.1985)
4. AGITA for cello and piano 5.44
Timo Andres piano

SOPHIA BASS (b.1996)
5. TAAL-NAAD NAMAN for cello, tabla and tanpura 7.33
Mari Tanaka tanpura · Vivek Pandya tabla

BRUCE WOLOSOFF (b.1955)
6. LACRYMAE for cello choir 4.26

AVNER DORMAN (b.1975)
7. ELEGY FOR THE VICTIMS OF INDIFFERENCE for cello and accordion 6.25
Julien Labro accordion

VIJAY IYER (b.1971)
8. THE WINDOW for cello and piano 9.58
Vijay Iyer piano

CHRISTOPHER CERRONE (b.1984)
9. THE PLEASURE AT BEING THE CAUSE for cello and piano 6.28
Timo Andres piano

ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN (b.1981)
10. RUTA PANORÁMICA for cello, bandoneón and electronics 5.24
Julien Labro bandoneon

CD 2 / 61.52

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS (b.1953)
1. A WEEPING OF DOVES for 8 cellos 5.24

ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK (b.1941)
2. HORA for cello and marimba 6.10
Ian Rosenbaum marimba

GLORIA COATES (b.1938)
3. BERCEUSE for cello solo 2.46

AGATA ZUBEL (b.1978)
4. UNISONO III for voice, cello and electronics 6.10
Charlotte Mundy voice

CHRISTOPHER TYLER NICKEL (b.1978)
5. FRACTURES OF SOLITUDE for cello octet and winds 5.49
Christopher Tyler Nickel oboe d’amore, cor anglais, bass oboe

MOLLY JOYCE (b.1992)
6. IT HAS NOT TAKEN LONG for cello & electronics 6.09

CAMILLE EL BACHA (b.1989)
7. DANCE BETWEEN THE WORLDS for piano trio 7.21
Jennifer Frautschi violin · Camille El Bacha piano

OSCAR BETTISON (b.1975)
8. LA HIJA DEL NÉON for cello, piano & electric guitar 5.53
Conrad Tao piano · Oren Fader electric guitar

IMMANUEL WILKINS (b.1998)
9. EXHALE for solo cello 5.58

STEWART GOODYEAR (b.1978)
10. THE KAPOK for cello & piano 5.36
Stewart Goodyear piano

INBAL SEGEV (b.1973)
11. BEHOLD for cello quartet 4.32
Caleb van der Swaagh, Karen Ouzounian, Brook Speltz cellos

Inbal Segev, cello

Recorded: 14 October (Otero,Wolosoff) & 19 December (Lee III) 2020;
27 February (Andres), 10 April (Bass), 1 May (Iyer), 22 May (Cuong), 1 June (Cerrone), 17 June (Dorman, Negrón),
20 (Nickel, Joyce), 29 (Adams, Coates) September, 26 October (Zubel) & 5 November (Hailstork) 2021;
25 January (El Bacha), 12 April (Goodyear), 7 June (Bettison) & 2 July (Wilkins) 2022;
Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, New York
Producer, Recording Engineer, Mixing and Mastering: Ryan Streber
Editing: Ryan Streber & Charles Mueller; with Edwin Huet (Otero, Lee III,Andres, Bass,Wolosoff)
Assistant Engineers (Joyce, El Bacha, Bettison,Wilkins, Goodyear): Charles Mueller & Edwin Huet

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