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Cristina Spinei (b.1984): "Music for Dance" / Voxare String Quartet; José Serebrier, St. Michel Strings

Album Summary

>Spinei, Cristina : From, for string quartet
>Spinei, Cristina : Perspectives, for string quartet
>Spinei, Cristina : Meet Me Under the Clock, for cello & marimba
>Spinei, Cristina : Some Breaking, for string quartet
>Spinei, Cristina : Bootleg Sugar Lips, for string quartet
>Spinei, Cristina : Synched, for string orchestra
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Nashville-based Cristina Spinei (b. 1984) is a Latin Grammy nominated composer, who has consistently remained in high demand by choreographers, musicians, and film directors. Spinei is frequently commissioned by ensembles such as the Bohemian Trio, Denison University Orchestra, Gallim Dance, London Central School, the Metropolis Ensemble, New York Chamber Music Festival, and the Pacific Northwest Ballet, to name a few. The works on this release were all composed for dance, and include four string quartets, a duet for cello and percussion, and a piece for string orchestra. All of the pieces pulse with rhythmic energy and convey the American minimalist tradition. On the piece "Bootleg Sugar Lips," which is included in this album, one reviewer writes: "[Bootleg Sugar Lips] was solidly minimalist in its aesthetic with a keen sense of large-scale form... Spinei was effective in creating enticing patterns and then drawing attention to a particular part, thereby creating a sense of large-scale melody and individual voices within a full texture... " (David Pearson of I Care if You Listen)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mikaeli Concert Hall, Mikkeli, Finland (02/03/2016); Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York (02/03/2016); The Bomb Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee (02/03/2016); Mikaeli Concert Hall, Mikkeli, Finland (05/13/2012); Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York (05/13/2012); The Bomb Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee (05/13/2012); Mikaeli Concert Hall, Mikkeli, Finland (10/07/2011); Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York (10/07/2011); The Bomb Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee (10/07/2011); Mikaeli Concert Hall, Mikkeli, Finland (11/08/2009); Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York (11/08/2009); The Bomb Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee (11/08/2009); Mikaeli Concert Hall, Mikkeli, Finland (12/22/2010); Oktaven Audio, Yonkers, New York (12/22/2010); The Bomb Shelter, Nashville, Tennessee (12/22/2010).



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Works Details

>Spinei, Cristina : From, for string quartet
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Ensemble: St. Michel Strings
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010

>Spinei, Cristina : Perspectives, for string quartet
  • Performers: Pala Garcia (Violin); Joan Plana (Violin); Aleisha Verner (Cello); Amanda Verner (Viola)
  • Ensemble: Voxare String Quartet
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Spinei, Cristina : Meet Me Under the Clock, for cello & marimba
  • Performers: Sari Deleon-Reist (Cello); Colleen Phelps (Marimba)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Spinei, Cristina : Some Breaking, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 15 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2009

>Spinei, Cristina : Bootleg Sugar Lips, for string quartet
  • Performers: Pala Garcia (Violin); Joan Plana (Violin); Aleisha Verner (Cello); Amanda Verner (Viola)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Spinei, Cristina : Synched, for string orchestra
  • Conductor: José Serebrier
  • Running Time: 10 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2010