Bonus Track: 'Its Motion Keeps' by Caroline Shaw

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Brooklyn Youth Chorus (Rene & Radka)

In 2012, the Grammy award-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus commissioned the the future Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw to write a new work for their upcoming Benjamin Britten centenary celebration concert at Carnegie Hall. The result, "Its Motion Keeps," is a swirling piece for SSA choir and viola that employs at once the familiar (repetitive, calming ostinati) with the strange (extended techniques, clashing dissonance).

On September 16th, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (under the direction of conductor Dianne Berkun-Menaker), joined us in the Jerome L. Greene Space to perform for a live recording alongside Caroline Shaw herself on the viola. As part of an exclusive Meet the Composer Bonus Track, download "Its Motion Keeps" by Caroline Shaw.

Guests:

Dianne Berkun-Menaker and Caroline Shaw

Hosted by:

Nadia Sirota

Produced by:

Curtis Macdonald and Alexander Overington

Comments [1]

Jan from New Jersey

A lovely, evocative and utterly charming piece of music.

Oct. 14 2014 04:22 PM

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