Musical Crossroads: composed by Hanneke van Proosdij; kamancha, lute, harp, recorder – David Tayler, Imamyar Hasanov, Peter Maund, Alana Youssefian, Laura Risk, William Skeen, Cheryl Ann Fulton, David Tayler

The world premiere of a new composition by Dutch-American composer Hanneke van Proosdij. 4K video from our Musical Crossroads program, January, 2019. From the composer “What interested me to compose Musical Crossroads was the thought that music brings us all together. For this work, I selected an unusual combination of instruments which is a new sound color experience for me as a composer: kamancha, frame drum, riq, recorder, harp, baroque violins, archlute and viola da gamba. In my compositions, I usually compose atonal music, but for this project I chose to use the Armenian church mode Yergrord dzayn dardzvadsk (Shehnaz), and this scale is also used in Azerbaijan and Iran. The mode of this scale provides a framework for the composition and has a reflective character. Most of the music is through-composed, leavened with opportunities for improvisation, so each performance will be different. In addition, the improvisation features the creative and musical contributions of these wonderful musicians.”

—Hanneke van Proosdij Voices of Music Hanneke van Proosdij and David Tayler, directors Imamyar Hasanov, kamancha Peter Maund, frame drum & riq Hanneke van Proosdij, recorder Alana Youssefian, baroque violin Laura Risk, baroque violin William Skeen, viola da gamba Cheryl Ann Fulton, harp David Tayler, archlute #Crossroads #Hanneke #ImamyarHasanov

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