JESSICA MEYER
Ring Out

Release Date: October 4, 2019

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A world-premiere recording of original works by the “fierce and lyrical” (The Strad magazine) New York–based violist and composer Jessica Meyer, whose compositional career began only five years ago but has already scaled notable heights. The album showcases six highly individual compositions, culminating in the Ring Out, Wild Bells, written for the Grammy-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth.The preceding five works offer performances by guest artists Miranda Cuckson on violin; cellists Caleb van der Swaagh and Andrew Yee; countertenor Nicholas Tamagna; and pianist Adam Marks.

  1. But Not Until

  2. I Only Speak of the Sun
    I. The sun is my master

  3. I Only Speak of the Sun
    II. I shine on those who are forsaken...tear off the mask, your face is glorious

  4. I Only Speak of the Sun
    III. I will bring you love's wine, for I am born of the sun

  5. Released

  6. Seasons of Basho
    I. Spring

  7. Seasons of Basho
    II. Summer

  8. Seasons of Basho
    III. Autumn

  9. Seasons of Basho
    IV. Winter

  10. Only a Beginning

  11. Ring Out, Wild Bells (feat. Roomful of Teeth)

    ”When I began composing I did not recognize at the time where this deep need to do so came from. I knew that I wrote music in response to events in my life, but I did not realize until just recently that the process of becoming a composer was also the catalyst for growing into a new version of myself. These selected pieces from that time period highlight moments of this journey of becoming. “
    -Jessica Meyer, July 2019


Album recording artists:
Miranda Cuckson (violin)
Jessica Meyer (viola)
Caleb van der Swaagh (cello)
Andrew Yee (cello)
Nicholas Tamagna (countertenor)
Adam Marks (piano)
Roomful of Teeth