Coming in MayHarvard physicist Lisa Randall, Spanish composer Hector Parra, and artist Matthew Ritchie collaborate on a new site-specific monodrama, which inverts and renovates the genre of opera with an experimental score suggesting the expanding reality of a fifth dimension. The CD will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition Contemplating The Void: Interventions at the Guggenheim Museum, currently on view (February 12 through April 28).
Disc of the Month feature for “Rach Rock” has landed, and it gets some very nice real estate in the March 2010 issue of BBC Music magazine, including a Q & A with Petrenko and double-five star review, which calls Petrenko a master.
Ballet Music Highlights
In the sidebar featuring “Further Listening, the Petrenko/RLPO disc of Tchaikovsky Ballet Music (AV 2139) heads the list!
Flying Solo charted #22 on the Classical BILLBOARD charts! The NEW YORK TIMES is planning an interview to be tied with Augustin’s NYC recital appearance, scheduled for April 18. Avie is in talks with CBS SUNDAY MORNING for a feature later in 2010.
Founded in 1998, BMC Records catalog has now surpassed 160 releases! The label features recordings by Hungarian artists in the contemporary, classical, and jazz fields. BMCs strategy is to be open to carrying over traditional musical values as well as representing acts with a new, experimental approach. Through its releases over the years, BMC has built international recognition for a number of Hungarian artists and initiated successful collaboration between Hungarian and international musicians, workshops, and orchestras. The awards of Midem, Jazzman, and Gramofon-Klasszikus es Jazzas well as over 1,000 reviews in the international presssignify the fact that Budapest Music Center has become an important player in the international music industry.