I’ve done interviews with all of the composers on the CD, as well as one of the performers. There is far too much material and background to talk about in a single post. Even in six, I’ve barely scratched the surface. I hope you’ll enjoy the interviews, and I can’t recommend the CD itself highly enough. The production values, the result of a partnership with Radio Bremen, are stellar. The compositional voices are distinct and rich, and the performers of ELISION pursue their intentions with rigor, skill, and an unmistakeable, total commitment.
For those of you who may not yet know about ELISION, or for those who want to know more, here’s an excellent profile of the ensemble by Tim Rutherford-Johnson published in Sound and Music’s INTO magazine. It starts on page 30. Their next concert is scheduled for July 15th at the City of London Festival.