"...jarring and innovative
"....rattles speakers and expectations with stop-time razzle, vocal (flute-talk) and electronic (phaser) effects"
-NYC Jazz Record
"....jarring and innovative...dynamic energy" -CLASSICALITE
"...outside of the realm of expectation...truly unique sound…"
-ARE YOU HIP TO THIS?
"The whole of gathering blue, featuring compositions by Vijay Iyer, Ambrose Akinmusire, and others, displays the same enthralling quick-change artistry."
"...one of the most adventurous new music debut albums in recent years."
-I Care If You Listen
Gina Izzo, flutist
ladyybirdd is a debut album by flutist Gina Izzo featuring original music framed in the context of flute through washed out reverbs, analog synthesizers, and FX in collaboration with producer and engineer Joseph Branciforte at greyfade studio in Brooklyn, NY and featuring artists: Music by Gina Izzo Produced and Engineered by Joseph Branciforte Gina Izzo, flute Andy Akiho, steel-pan Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet Erika Dohi, keyboards Nick Dunston, bass Carol Féliz, spoken word Ian David Rosenbaum, percussion Immanuel Wilkins, saxophone
RighteousGIRLS "KARakurENAI" by Andy Akiho (feat. Andy Akiho)
For more information, RighteousGIRLS.com RighteousGIRLS Gina Izzo - flute Erika Dohi - piano featuring Andy Akiho - steelpan composed by Andy Akiho "KARakurENAI" score copyright and published by Aki Rhythm Press video by Simon C.F. Yu mixed and master by Joseph Brranciforte filmed at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
NO one To kNOW one, by Andy Akiho
NO one To kNOW one, by Andy Akiho Fay Wang | soprano Gina Izzo | flute Isabel Kim | clarinet Jeffrey Zeigler | cello Erika Dohi | piano Candy Chiu | vibraphone Ian David Rosenbaum | percussion Andy Akiho | steel pan For more on this piece and album, visit: http://www.andyakiho.com iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/no-one-to-know-one/id428078621 --- VF Gear Used: #vfVKB2 - VicKick Beaters™ (Wood) http://www.vicfirth.com/product/buynow/product.php?button=VKB2 #vfM146 - Aluminum Orchestral Series http://www.vicfirth.com/product/buynow/product.php?button=M146 #vfSD1 - American Custom® SD1 General http://www.vicfirth.com/product/buynow/product.php?button=SD1 #vfTG08 - Tom Gauger -- Staccato http://www.vicfirth.com/product/buynow/product.php?button=TG08 --- ABOUT THE PIECE: NO one To kNOW one was commissioned by The Newman Center for the Performing Arts for the Mile High Voltage Festival. It was premiered by the Playground, directed by Conrad Kehn, on February 18, 2010 in Denver, CO. This recording was engineered by Greg DiCrosta at Firehouse 12 in June, 2010. It features Fay Wang, Soprano; Nicole Camacho, Flute; Inhyung Hwang, Clarinets; Mariel Roberts, Cello; Tiffany Kuo, Piano; Ian Rosenbaum, Percussion; Candy Chiu, Vibraphone; and Andy Akiho, Steel Pan. ABOUT THE COMPOSER: Andy Akiho was born in 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina and now resides in New York. His musical interests run from steel pan to traditional classical music. Akiho's debut CD No One To Know One, on Innova Records, features brilliantly crafted compositions that pose intricate rhythms and exotic timbres around his primary instrument, the steel pan. Recent engagements include commissioned premieres by the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! series and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW, a performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and three concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. His rhythmic compositions have been recognized with awards including the 2014-15 Luciano Berio Rome Prize, the 2014 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, a 2014 Chamber Music Grant with the Friction Quartet and Jenny Q. Chai, a 2012 Chamber Music America Grant with Sybarite5, the 2011 Finale & ensemble eighth blackbird National Composition Competition Grand Prize, the 2012 Carlsbad Composer Competition Commission for the Calder Quartet, the 2011 Woods Chandler Memorial Prize (Yale School of Music), a 2011 Music Alumni Award (YSM), the 2010 Horatio Parker Award (YSM), three ASCAP Plus Awards, an ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, and a 2008 Brian M. Israel Prize. Akiho is a graduate of the University of South Carolina (BM, performance), the Manhattan School of Music (MM, contemporary performance), and the Yale School of Music (MM, composition). He is pursuing a Ph.D. in composition at Princeton University, and is currently Composer-in-Residence at Avaloch Farm Music Institute. His compositions have been featured on PBS’s “News Hour with Jim Lehrer” and by organizations such as Bang on a Can, American Composers Forum, and The Society for New Music. To read more about Andy and listen to his music, please visit andyakiho.com -- FOLLOW US! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicfirth.company Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicfirth Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicfirth
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