From New Amsterdam Records: Jody Redhage’s of minutiae and memory
New Amsterdam Records is at the heart of the New Music environment.
“New Amsterdam is proud to announce the August 30th release of Jody Redhage‘s new recording project, of minutiae and memory. Praised for her “exceptional technical command,” (Steve Smith, Night After Night), Redhage’s album demonstrates her evolution as both cellist and vocalist, building upon what was represented in her first NewAm CD, All Summer In A Day. That disc, which first brought New Amsterdam Records to public attention, was the culmination of her original commissioning/recording project, heralded as “a freewheeling, slightly edgy and altogether ‘different’ kind of musical experience…highly rewarding and worthwhile” (Dave Lewis, All Music Guide).
Redhage’s new album includes eight immersive, nuanced premiere recordings of compositions from some of today’s most talented young composers: Missy Mazzoli, Anna Clyne, Stefan Weisman, Paula Matthusen, Wil Smith, Joshua Penman, and Derek Muro. The tracks have been carefully curated by Redhage to flow effortlessly from piece to piece, and the album’s extremely high production value lends an alluring sheen to many of the tracks.
Redhage, fresh off a tour with Esperanza Spalding, will appear at the exciting new venue DROM in New York’s East Village on 9/12/11 to celebrate the of minutiae and memory’s release. Helping her in her cause will be art-pop composer Corey Dargel and violinist Cornelius Dufallo of ETHEL performing a short set of songs. Doors at 6:30, showtime at 7:30. DROM is located at 85 Avenue A between 5th and 6th.”