News & Projects

The Vanity of trees
Padma's new release on New Amsterdam Records:

The Vanity of trees










The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton
Our most recent recording is a song-cycle composed by Padma Newsome while artist-in-residence at the Walton 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 Osso String Quartet.

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Bryce Dessner
New release: Sleep Well Beast (The National, 2017)...and Grammy winner for Best Alternative Music Album! Bryce is a composer, performer and founder the MUSICNOW festival, based in Cincinnati since 2006. His classical compositions have been performed by major orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the world.

Padma Newsome
New release: The Vanity of trees, on New Amsterdam Records (November 2018). Dreamy, imaginative, evoking the wild Australian landscape. Recent projects include the premiere of his 2 Moon Smile chamber opera with Clogs, Heliand Consort and soprano Mary Bonhag, and touring with Sarah Kirkland Snider's Unremembered song cycle in Holland, Belgium and the US.

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
Bassoonist and faculty member at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Current projects include Dark in the Song, Heliand Consort, Rushes Ensemble, and Tuple Bassoon Duo. Her solo album, Polka the Elk, includes world premiere recordings of bassoon music by David Lang, Tawnie Olson and Padma Newsome.


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