From New Amsterdam Records: ” ‘A Great Many’ from Aaron Siegel”

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Aaron Siegel’s
A Great Many

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Artwork by Aaron Siegel
available exclusively through
New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp Subscription
as part of new Windmill Series

A Great Many is the new album from Brooklyn-based composer Aaron Siegel. Out October 12, the record is available exclusively through New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp subscription [link is above] as part of the new Windmill Series [link is above]. Subscribe today to receive the album.
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A Great Many is a new work for six percussionists and clarinet that represents the latest collaboration in 10-year relationship between composer Aaron Siegel and Mantra Percussion. This fruitful relationship started with the premiere and subsequent recording of Science is Only a Sometimes Friend, for eight glockenspiels and organ, which was selected as one of Time Out New York’s Ten Best Classical Albums of 2011. Mantra has premiered several other works for percussion during the intervening years, including The Light Come Down, a collaboration with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and the full-length opera Brother Brother, at Abrons Arts Center in 2014. A Great Many, was commissioned by Chamber Music America in 2017 as a feature for clarinetist Christa Van Alstine and subsequently performed at the Vancouver New Music Festival and at the Ecstatic Music Festival.

A Great Many, was commissioned by Chamber Music America in 2017 as a feature for clarinetist Christa Van Alstine and subsequently performed at the Vancouver New Music Festival and at the Ecstatic Music Festival.


Composed by Aaron Siegel
Performed by Mantra Percussion
(Joseph Bergen, Albert Cerulo, Christopher Graham, Michael McCurdy, Joseph Tucker, and Mark Utley)
Featuring Christa Van Alstine on B-flat and Bass Clarinets
Recorded by Jeff Cook at 2nd Story Sound
Mixed by Jeff Cook
Mastered by Oscar Zambrano

In all of our presenting and recording activities, NewAm holds firmly to its mission to support artists whose work lies outside of traditional music industry infrastructure – whether that be classical, pop/rock/indie, jazz, world, or experimental. In pursuit of this calling, NewAm often collaborates with like-minded organizations. Our past and ongoing partnerships with the River to River Festival, Ecstatic Music Festival, Art of Elan, the Indianapolis Symphony (multi-year residency), MoMA PS 1, Liquid Music, Galapagos Artspace and National Sawdust have yielded high-profile opportunities for our artists to present their work. On the records side, we often partner with other labels in order to offer our artists the best possible representation for their projects. Partner labels have included Bedroom Community (Iceland), Nonclassical (UK), One Little Indian (UK), Sono Luminus (USA), Cantaloupe (USA) and NNA Tapes (USA).

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