“Wanamaker’s Sonata Deus Sax Machina’s two fast, strongly accented outer movements frame a mysterious, ‘chaconne-informed second’: influenced by the form it may be, but its language and texture are indubitably modern. By distributing motives and themes throughout his piece, Wanamaker skillfully ties the three subordinate movements into a longer, unified whole.” Robert Schulslaper, Fanfare Magazine - 34:2 Nov/Dec 2010.”
I’m collaboratin’! I am working a new multimedia piece with Carrie Mae Weems to be premiered in early May and a choral and orchestral work with Garth Bardsley to be premiered in July. With several solo and chamber pieces in the works as well, I’m feeling quite busy and grateful these days.
Also, be sure to look for upcoming recordings of my music to be released this year. Jan Berry Baker and Ken Long have completed a terrific new recording of my Duo Sonata for release on the Albany Records label. And Saxophone and electric guitar virtuosi The Christopher Creviston and Oren Fader Duo’s new cd Thrash is in the can! Engineered by Scott Burgess for White Pine Music, this disc features my 2008 commission Three Episodes and Eric Schawrtz's blistering title track Thrash. We anticipate a Spring 2013 release.
There are quite a few new and exciting performances and collaborations in the works. Stay tuned for details.
Flex is the most recent release by the virtuosic Capitol Quartet recorded by Scott Burgess of White Pine Music. The disc features my fast, hocketing Run along with the grooving title track by Perry Goldstein and works by John Fitz Rogers, Whitney Ashe and Mark Weiser. This project was created with generous support from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Look for it soon online and directly from the White Pine Music website.
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