Monday, March 11, 2013
Young Composer Live and On CD
Other highlights include the powerful "In Light There Is Song", another piece that picks up as it moves along only to stop in the middle for a rubato interlude then picks up again. The episodic nature of this material encourages the listener to attention yet songs such as "2/22" allow one to close his eyes and just let the sounds wash over. Opening with atmospheric electric guitar, the voice enters then the composer on piano and the trio presents the melody in such a gentle manner.
"Songs of the Brother Spirit" is quite a mature debut for composer and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Kwassman. One can tell he poured his heart and soul into this music, songs that are moving, honest and filled with sparkling moments. For more information about the composer/musician, go to www.joshuskwassman.com. To reserve a seat for Saturday's performance, go to www.buttonwood.org.