Recorded at the old Roulette space in SoHo on April 10th, 2009 this concert was not only the premiere of "Under a Blue Grey Sky" it was also, to date, the only full performance of the piece. Originally commissioned by Roulette with a grant from the Jerome Foundation I spent 6 months or so preparing the piece. I wrote the music specifically for the four string players heard here, with a lot of attention paid to writing parts which I felt they would gladly take ownership of. The period of time spent developing this piece, from the initial scribbles in my notebook to the night of the premiere to the intense six hour session that we spent recording the piece at East Side Sound six months later stands as one the happiest times of my life. I love these musicians and feel honored every time I hear this music.
Olivia de Prato (violin) Jessica Pavone (viola) Christopher Hoffman (cello) Tom Blancarte (bass) Jeremiah Cymerman (electronics)