Anna Höstman
Cheryl Duvall, piano — Harbour
(out January 11th, 2020 on Redshift Records)

Genre(s): Modern Composition
RIYL: Jo Kondo, Christian Wolff, Linda Catlin Smith, Morton Feldman

Press Release
Information at Redshift Records

Anna Höstman : Website
Cheryl Duvall : Website
Redshift Records : Website | Bandcamp

About: Harbour is the debut album of both Victoria-based composer, Anna Höstman and Toronto pianist Cheryl Duvall.  Duvall is best known as the co-founder of Thin Edge New Music Collective, a perpetually curious chamber ensemble who have collaborated directly with the likes of Sarah Hennies, Barbara Monk Feldman, Maria De Alvear and Linda Catlin Smith.  Höstman teaches at the University of Victoria, a school long revered for nurturing idiosyncratic talent. Its graduates include Höstman herself, Linda Catlin Smith, Cassandra Miller, Eve Egoyan and eldritch Priest (author of Boring Formless Nonsense). Listed as the Wire’s best Modern Composition album of 2020, its long-form titular piece is a 2021 JUNO-nominee (for Best Classical Composition). I CARE IF YOU LISTEN said that the disc “affirms what levels of expression quiet music is capable of when it is not forced to shout, but rather allowed to unfold on its own terms.”

News — The Weeknd leads the 2021 Juno Awards nominations with six nods, Kate Scott,
Year-End List — #1 on 2020 Modern Composition Chart, The Wire
Year-End List — Rambler releases of 2020, Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Johnson’s Rambler
Review — Graham Rickson, The ArtsDesk
Review — Ron Schepper, Textura
Review — Ettore Garzia, Percorsi Musicale (in Italian)
Review — Andy Hamilton, International Piano
Review — Kathleen McGowan, I CARE IF YOU LISTEN
Review — Julian Cowley, Musicworks
Review — Christian B. Carey, Sequenza21
Review — Peter Margasak, Best of Bandcamp Classical, February 2020
Review — Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Johnson’s Rambler
Review — Paul Baker, Only Strings
Review — John Eyles, All About Jazz
Review — Nick Ostrum, Free Jazz Blog
Review — Dolf Mulder, Vital Weekly
Review — Kevin Press, Exclaim!
Review — Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten
Radio — Signal To Noise, Slack City
Review — Roger Knox, The Whole Note
Roundup — Alex Ross, The Rest Is Noise
Roundup — Winter Music Preview — A Closer Listen
Podcast — Samuel Andreyev Podcast (feat. Cheryl Duvall)
Podcast — The Moderns

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