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Borne by a Wind

by Sid Richardson

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LUNE 11:12
Astrolabe 10:33


Boston born composer Sid Richardson releases his debut recording, shaping the program around literary influences that have had a strong impact on his work. The centerpiece of the album is a setting of poetry from the African-American experimentalist poet Nathaniel Mackey's collection "Blue Fasa," scored for the Deviant Septet with Mackey narrating. Solo works for pianist Conrad Tao and violinist Lilit Hartunian and an ensemble work for the Da Capo Chamber Players round off this excellent introduction to Richardson's work.


released February 12, 2021

Produced and edited by Sid Richardson

Recording Engineer: Rick Nelson

Mixing: Rick Nelson

Mastering: Ryan Streber at Oktaven Audio

Artwork and design: Jessica Slaven

Recording Dates: Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC
Tracks 1-5: 4.24.2017
Track 6: 3.24.2016
Track 7: 4.10.2016
Track 8: 11.10.2014

Excerpts from “A Night in Jaipur,” “Hofriyati Head Opening,” “Anabatic Jukebox,” “Anacoluthic Light,” and “Song of the Andoumboulou: 1041⁄2” by Nathaniel Mackey. From Blue Fasa (New York: New Directions)
Copyright © 2015 by Nathaniel Mackey, set to music by permission of the author

Excerpts from “Kosmos” from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Excerpts from A Treatise on the Astrolabe by Geoffrey Chaucer




New Focus Recordings New York, New York

New Focus Recordings is an artist led collective label featuring releases in contemporary music of many stripes, as well as new approaches to older repertoire. The label was founded by guitarist Daniel Lippel (who is the current director), composer engineer Ryan Streber, and composer Peter Gilbert in 2003-4, and features releases from many of new music's most active performers and composers. ... more

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