"Synched is a string orchestra piece in the manner of Vaughan Williams’s Tallis Fantasy: grave yet light, sweet but never saccharine." - Fanfare Magazine
Maestro José Serebrier and St. Michel Strings
CONCERTO FOR CLARINET
This work was commissioned and premiered by clarinetist Emily Tyndall and Cincinnati Soundbox. Recorded live at Leapin' Lizard Lounge.
"Cristina Spinei, who uses "looping" techniques such as those applied to electronic composition, conjures a shapely polyrhythmic construction in which repeated, gently struck piano notes contribute to a shimmering texture." - Stephen Francis Vasta, Music Web International
New York Piano Quartet
Written for clarinet, marimba, piano, and cello, Lilt was commissioned by New Dialect dance company. The opening of the piece is entirely percussive, with the pianist playing on muted piano strings. There is a constant juxtaposition between the sustained, lyrical clarinet lines and the percussive ostinato of the piano and marimba throughout the piece.
Clarinet - Emily Tyndall Cello - Sari De Leon Reist Percussion - Colleen Phelps Piano - Amber Thruman
This is the third movement from string quartet Strung Along, commissioned by the New York Choreographic Institute.
Violin 1 - Stephanie Matthews Violin 2 - Naira Cola Viola - Adiza Sanchez Rahim Cello - Patrice Jackson