The South Shore ~ Boston Record Release Concert
with Carson Cooman, Christine Kim, and Luna Cholong Kang
March 27, 2015 at 7:30pm
Harvard University, Memorial Church
1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA
XI Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming, debut full-length release of Michael Vincent Waller The South Shore released March 8, 2015, featuring chamber works from the last four years. Waller has collaborated with numerous musicians and ensembles to bring this record to life, a 2-CD release with album art photography by Phill Niblock. This music revels in subtext and subtlety, a symbiotic exploration into the history and future of musical experience.
"The music of Michael Vincent Waller offers a welcome and rare alternative to the tempo and noise of modern life. These touching miniatures employ the pure modal scales first described by ancient Greek philosophers and sustained through millennia in the folk song of many lands, in religious chant, and in the modern era by the works of composers such as Erik Satie (especially his monodrama ‘Socrate’) and Terry Riley (especially ‘A Rainbow in Curved Air’).
Waller’s music convinces us by its honest emotion, which avoids any artifice that would dramatically pull us toward some effect. Although it is the first time we have heard these works, we seem to immediately understand the intimate feeling they refer to.”
~ Blue "Gene" Tyranny [From the liner notes of The South Shore]
4-Star Album Review of The South Shore at All Music by Blair Sanderson:
Honorable Mention Album of the Month of The South Shore at Textura: