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Polarities: Exploring the Contemporary Expanse - works by Mathew Fuerst, Katherine Saxon, Chi-hin Leung, Alex Freeman

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> Symphony - I. Variations
> Symphony - II. Scherzo agitato
> Symphony - III. Nocturne
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - I. East of the Sun
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - II. Here Is a Desert
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - III. The Wonderful Moo-moo Bird
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - IV. The City of Many Towers
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - V. Here Is Where the North Wind Blows
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - VI. The City of Many Towers (reprise)
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - VII. In this Place There Are Peculiar Fishes
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - VIII. Don't Walk Too Near the Edge
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - IX. An Empty Cage
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - X. West of the Moon
> East of the Sun/West of the Moon - XI. The Path that Leads to No-Place
> Vox dilecti mei - Vox dilecti mei
> Afterimage: The Dreamy Butterfly - Afterimage: The Dreamy Butterfly
> Blueshift - Blueshift

Album Summary

>Fuerst, Mathew [Composer] : Symphony
>Saxon, Katherine : East of the Sun, West of the Moon, for flute, viola & piano
>Saxon, Katherine : Vox dilecti mei, for soprano, flute, clarinet & cello
>Leung, Chi-Hin : Afterimage
>Freeman, Alex : Blueshift, for flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano & percussion
>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The works on Polarities express the emotions, feelings, and scenes associated with opposites. Debut US release for Hong Kong based composer Chi-hin Leung 'Mathew Fuerst so vigorously controls his material that it never verges on the sentimental' - Alex Ross



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Works Details

>Fuerst, Mathew [Composer] : Symphony
  • Conductor: Petr Vronsky
  • Ensemble: New Century Voices
  • Running Time: 18 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 2006-2008

>Saxon, Katherine : East of the Sun, West of the Moon, for flute, viola & piano
  • Performers: Jessica Lizak (Flute); Karolina Rojahn (Piano); Peter Sulski (Viola)
  • Conductor: Jessica Lizak
  • Ensemble: Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Saxon, Katherine : Vox dilecti mei, for soprano, flute, clarinet & cello
  • Performers: Amanda Kohl; Jing Li (Cello); Jessica Lizak (Flute); Michael Norsworthy (Clarinet)
  • Ensemble: Hong Kong Cantabile Winds
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Leung, Chi-Hin : Afterimage :: The Dreamy Butterfly, for gaohu & wind ensemble
  • Performer: Setzo Kin (Gaohu)
  • Conductor: Sit Hok-Cheun
  • Ensemble: Hong Kong Cantabile Winds
  • Running Time: 10 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2012

>Freeman, Alex : Blueshift, for flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano & percussion
  • Performers: Lisa Hennessy (Flute); Karolina Rojahn (Piano); Peter Sulski (Viola); Leo Eguchim (Cello); Jan Halloran (Clarinet); Robert Schulz (Percussion)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Unspecified : Untitled CD-ROM Track
  • Period Time: Modern