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Harry Stafylakis - "Flows Obsidian" (2019) - Performed by Contemporaneous

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Published on May 20, 2019

Contemporaneous performs ICEBERG New Music member composer Harry Stafylakis' "Flows Obsidian" live at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City. April 26, 2019.

http://www.hstafylakis.com/
https://www.icebergnewmusic.com/

Filmed live on April 26, 2019 by Jack Frerer & Liana Kleinman. Audio recording by Adam Pietrykowski.


From the composer:

"Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth. It is commonly found within the margins of rhyolitic lava flows known as obsidian flows. Obsidian is hard, brittle, and amorphous; it therefore fractures with very sharp edges. The formation process of this substance evokes striking images that feel eminently suitable to the sonic evolution of a piece of musical drama. Flows Obsidian deploys Contemporaneous’s instrumental forces in a setting that fuses classical chamber ensemble and metal band."

Contemporaneous is:

Fanny Wyrick-Flax, Flutes
Vicente Alexim, Clarinets
Paul Kerekes, Piano
Adam Holmes, Percussion
Finnegan Shanahan, Violin
Sarah Elizabeth Haines, Viola
Amanda Gookin, Cello
Tristan Kasten-Krause, Double Bass
David Bloom, Conductor

https://www.contemporaneous.org

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