The intrepid American Wild Ensemble was formed around a project to perform new works in national parks in the US, and has continued to create exciting events outdoors in unconventional spaces, from caves to mountaintops. Their recording, Duos and Trios, features four works for combinations of cello, clarinet, and flute by Aaron Travers, David Liptak, Margaret Brouwer, and David Clay Mettens that reflect the ensembles penchant for deriving inspiration from the natural world.
released July 22, 2022
Recording, editing, and mixing:
Tracks 1-5: D. James Tagg, djamestagg.com
Tracks 6-8: Dave Schall, daveschallsound.com
; additional mixing by D. James Tagg
Mastering: D. James Tagg
Tracks 1-5: Stagg Sound Services studio, Bloomington, IN, September 2021
Tracks 6-8: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2021; originally recorded for presentation as a digital recital
Cover illustration: Henry Fording Eddins, instagram.com/henry.fording
Photography: Aaron Travers
Album design: Marc Wolf, marcjwolf.com
Aaron Travers is self-published (BMI)
David Clay Mettens is published by Mettens Press (ASCAP)
David Liptak is published by American Composers Edition (BMI) Margaret Brouwer is published by Brouwer New Music Publishing (BMI)
The commission of Two Nocturnes was supported by a 2017 New Music USA project grant. The recording of Two Nocturnes and Fear, Hiding, Play was supported by the Office of Research and Innovation at Western Michigan University.