Matthew Welch: Dream Tigers CD (Tzadik Composer Series 8015)

from Kotekan Records

Order a copy of Matthew Welch's critically acclaimed Tzadik Records debut album: Dream Tigers from 2005.

John Zorn: "Matthew Welch is a young composer who blends his Scottish roots and skills as a bagpipe virtuoso with a deep feeling for Indonesian Gamelan. DREAM TIGERS presents three pieces that should establish Welch as an important new voice in contemporary music. First is a remarkable new string quartet, complex and lyrical, meticulously performed by the Flux Quartet. Also included is a subtle drone piece for multiple clarinets exploiting difference tones and a spectacular concerto for bagpipes and percussion featuring Welch as soloist."

i-vii) Siubhal Turnlar, string quartet no. 1 in seven movements
performed by Flux Quartet

vii) Enantiomorphs for four clarinets
Andrew Sterman, clarinets

ix-xi) the Self and the Other, a double concerto for bagpipe, piano and percussion ensemble.
CSU Percussion Ensemble with Paul Vaillancourt conducting.

Each order includes a free download of Matthew Welch's

"Welch's chamber music is exquisitely ethereal, made up of delicate, transparent textures that hum with expressive tension. If Mr. Welch were a chef, he’d be the kind who pushes the boundaries of molecular gastronomy, transforming earthy ingredients into translucent beads of pure flavor." NY TIMES

Includes unlimited streaming of Cantata Profana plays Matthew Welch (Live at The Stone) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Kotekan Records San Francisco, California

Kotekan Records is dedicated to the projects of Matthew Welch. Inspired by the interlocking rhythm, Kotekan records focuses on the most intertwined reaches of Welch’s hybrid compositional world. Each album cover is commissioned from artist Lauren Kolesinskas. ... more

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