11 Frames from Rattle Records

Rattle Records have just released 11 Frames, a collection of music for violin and piano by New Zealand composers, performed by Andrew Beer and Sarah Watkins. Many thanks to both of them for a beautiful performance, and to the production team of Kenneth Young, Steve Garden, and John Kim for the great-sounding recording.

The album is available via Bandcamp:

Lutalica, by Mark McGregor

I’m very happy to share the release of Lutalica, by Vancouver-based flautist Mark McGregor. This recording is part of a project featuring a series of concerts of music from around the Pacific Rim, followed by studio recordings.

It includes a spectacular performance of Harakeke, and I recommend the whole album. Mark’s put together a great programme; each piece has its own strong identity, and there’s also a really interesting network of points of contact between them. There’s a second set of recordings on the way – look out for it.