News & Projects

Our latest recording, The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton, is a song-cycle composed by Padma Newsome while artist-in-residence at the Walton’s estate in Ischia, Italy. Written for Clogs and vocalist Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, The Creatures also includes performances by Sufjan Stevens, Aaron Dessner and Matt Berninger of The National, and the Osso String Quartet.

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Current projects:

Bryce Dessner 
New release: Music for Wood & Strings, featuring So Percussion. Bryce is the founder of MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary season. His classical compositions have been performed by major orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the world.

Padma Newsome
2 Moon Smile, a new chamber opera to be premiered in April 2017. Padma is mixing our latest album, recorded in January 2013 in frigid Vermont (-15 to -20 F) temperatures. The music includes instrumental fragments and new songs featuring a women’s chorus led by Susanne Peck. 

Thomas Kozumplik
New release: Time-Machine_music. Thom composes and performs with the percussion group Loop 2.4.3, using an array of percussion instruments integrated with electronics, sampling and improvisation. He recently oversaw the release of Ionisation, an album honoring the late percussionist/mentor Robert Hohner.

Rachael Elliott
Rushes Ensemble and Heliand Consort. Currently living in western Germany near the Belgian and Dutch borders, Rachael returns to the US to perform Michael Gordon’s Rushes for seven bassoons at Duke Performances in April 2016. Her solo album, Polka the Elk, includes new music for bassoon, piano, and chamber ensemble.




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