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Adam Roberts — Leaf Metal (2014)

 Adam Roberts — Leaf Metal (January 21, 2014)

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Ψ   Adam is the winner of the 2013 Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Ψ   Very interesting and powerful music. And the performance and the quality of the recordings is excellent. I highly recommend this new CD.
Location: Eastman, Harvard, USA
Album release: January 21, 2014
Record Label: Tzadik
Duration:     56:59
Tracks:
1. Tangled Symmetries (Arditti Quartet)     9:44
2. Strange Loops (Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt)  11:15
3. Sinews 2008 (Gabriela Diaz)     8:56
4. Leaf Metal (Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble)     15:43
5. Anakhtara (Benjamin Schwartz)     11:11
Credits:
Arditti Quartet  String Quartet
Franck Berthoux  Engineer
Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble  Ensemble
Heung-Heung Chin  Design
Malcolm Crowthers  Portraits
Gabriela Díaz  Violin
Blaise Favre  Pre–Mastering
Sandi Fellman  Artwork, Cover Art
Eric Hewitt  Conductor, Mixing
Scott Hull  Mastering
Jerry MacDonald  Engineer
Nouvel Ensemble Moderne  Chamber Ensemble
Adam Roberts  Composer, Liner Notes, Producer
Benjamin Schwartz  Cello
Nick Squire  Engineer
Kazunori Sugiyama  Associate Producer
Lorraine Vaillancourt  Conductor
John Zorn  Executive Producer
Description:
Ψ   Award winning composer Adam Roberts has studied at Eastman, Harvard and in Vienna and currently teaches composition in Istanbul. His music is powerful and kinetic, filled with jagged twists and turns and a rich sense of harmony and texture. His first CD features music for chamber orchestra and electronics, a string quartet performed by the world–renowned Arditti Quartet, as well as a piece for large wind ensemble and solo works for violin and for cello. A brilliant peek into the imaginative mind of this exciting young compositional voice. Label: http://www.tzadik.com/
Ψ   Winner of the 2013 Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Adam Roberts‘ music has been recently performed by ensembles and individuals such as the Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Garth Knox, and Gabriela Díaz.
Ψ   Roberts serves on the faculty at Istanbul Technical University’s Center for Advanced Studies in Music, where he teaches composition and theory.
Ψ   His music is powerful and kinetic, filled with jagged twists and turns and a rich sense of harmony and texture. His first CD features music for chamber orchestra and electronics, a string quartet performed by the world–renowned Arditti Quartet, as well as a piece for large wind ensemble and solo works for violin and for cello. A brilliant peek into the imaginative mind of this exciting young compositional voice.
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Review por Francisco Javier Rodríguez
Adam Roberts — Leaf Metal: un nuevo sendero hacia sonidos encantadores y desafiantes
Ψ   La casa disquera de John Zorn, Tzadik Records ha sido desde sus inicios una fuente reveladora de inagotables sorpresas encausadas a través de sus diversas series: Radical Jewish Culture, Archival, Film Music, la reciente Spotlight y la inmensa y conmovedora Composer. En esta última podemos descubrir el trabajo del joven Adam Roberts, un compositor destacado académicamente, ganador de premios como Benjamin H. Danks Award de la American Academy of Arts and Letters (2013) o Bernard Roger Prize, y que en este mes de Enero lanzará su primera placa llamada Leaf Metal dando inicio a sus publicaciones en formato CD en la etiqueta neoyorquina.
Ψ   Con 5 piezas compuestas entre 2005 y 2012, Roberts barre un amplio espectro de sus creaciones, las que gozan de ser interpretadas por reconocidos músicos como el aclamado The Arditti Quartet, Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern, o Adam Schwartz. En algo más de 56 minutos el compositor transmite una serie de emociones y sensaciones que hacen relucir su gran capacidad creativa conectando armonías de opuestas texturas en un todo natural que envuelve a su pentagrama, los intérpretes de sesión y la sensibilidad del oyente.
Ψ   Así, no es extraño sentirse envuelto por una burbuja de psicosis, histeria y tensión dibujada por el cuarteto de cuerdas (Arditti) en la pieza que abre el álbum. La compleja ejecución brilla generando visuales potentes en las que uno contempla mentalmente el gasto energético por parte de los involucrados. Aquí junto con aquella descripción, sobresale Gabriela Díaz con su violín en la canalización de Sinews. Complementariamente los pasajes fríos e industriales aparecen de la mano con Strange Loops, una composición que empalma la naturaleza humana –interpretada por más de una docena de músicos– con la estupenda adición de electrónica que sitúa al autor en un pedestal firme de exploración e inquietud vanguardista.
Ψ   Sin dudar por ningún momento de aquella postura de propuesta activa y constante,  me convenzo que aquellos sonidos dramáticos y teatrales que explotan de manera caricaturesca en el track que da título al debut de Adam Roberts, son los atributos que penetran en las zonas vírgenes del cerebro haciendo comprender la música en un nivel no experimentado.
Ψ   Un compositor que propone, exigiendo al máximo las virtudes de sus dirigidos, obtiene un resultado detonante y lleno de gracia a través de sus sólidas muestras de creatividad. Rígido y deforme a la vez, Leaf Metal es un nuevo sendero hacia sonidos encantadores y desafiantes.
Fortaken: http://www.theholyfilament.cl/
Website: http://adamrobertscomposer.com/
Ψ   Roberts’s fractured, attractively kinetic score, for chamber ensemble and electronics, keeps the ear engaged throughout the 90–minute work, with some appealingly pointed vocal writing, and some vibrant lines for solo clarinet that call to mind a distant experimental cousin of Steve Reich’s “New York Counterpoint.” At other times, Roberts dramatizes the character’s inner life by creating more abstract electronically manipulated soundscapes (with support from electronics composer Anil Camci). The scene where John and Darren meditate, full of drones and overtones, artfully combines all of these elements and makes for the score’s most potent moment.  —  Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe, June 3, 2013
Ψ   …a lot to like: Roberts’s busy, burbling music, his clarity with vocal writing, his flexibility in changing his text setting to match the drama (the way angry characters’ words break down into stuttering, fractured babbling, for instance).  —  Matthew Guerrieri, New Music Box, May 29, 2013
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ADAM ROBERTS
COMPOSER
Ψ   Adam Roberts' music has been recently performed by ensembles and individuals such as the Arditti Quartet, JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound, Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Ensemble FA, Garth Knox, and Gabriela Díaz, and at festivals such as Wien Modern (Vienna), Musique Biennale en Scene (Lyons, France), and the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (Boston), about which The Boston Globe wrote, "Some favorites were Adam Roberts’s jagged, insistent quartet Pulse Satellite"
Ψ   Roberts studied composition at the Eastman School of Music (BM), Harvard University (PhD), and in Vienna at the University for Performing Art and Music (Postgraduate Diploma), where his primary teachers included David Liptak, Augusta Read Thomas, Martin Bresnick, Bernard Rands, Joshua Fineberg, Julian Anderson, and Chaya Czernowin.
Ψ   Roberts is active as an advocate for new music, serving as the Artistic Administrator for the Callithumpian Consort, and as a charter member of the Score Board, a composer advocacy group affiliated with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
Ψ   Awards for Roberts' music include an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the Bernard Rogers Prize (Eastman), a prize from the Willow Flute Ensemble Competition, the New York Bohemians Prize (Harvard), a Sheldon Traveling Fellowship for studies in Vienna from Harvard University, a commission from the Hanson Institute for American Music, he is a Le NEM 2008 Forum laureate, and "Strange Loops" was performed at the 2009 ISCM “Listen to the World” Festival in Göteburg, Sweden. Roberts also received the 2010 Blodgett Quartet prize, the 2010 Earplay Donald Aird Memorial prize, the Christoph and Stefan Kaske fellowship award from the 2010 Wellesley Composers Conference, and was a winner of the 2010 Association for the Promotion of New Music call for scores.
Ψ   In Spring, 2010, Roberts will join the faculty at Istanbul Technical University's Center for Advanced Studies in Music.
Foto: L'équipe de compositeurs
Ψ   Pendant la répétition générale le samedi après-midi, Edgar a fait une photo de tous les compositeurs. De gauche à droite : Bert Van Herck, José–Luis Hurtado, Jean–François Charles, Tolga Yayalar, Adam Roberts, professeur Hans Tutschku, soliste Garth Knox, Sasha Siem, Dominique Schaffer et Edgar Barroso. Seul le compositeur Josiah Oberholtzer manque sur cette photo.
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