Photo: Ari Picker from Lost in the Trees and Shawn Galvin from New Music Raleigh
Article by Local Musician and Crumb Baker David Menestres
This Friday you'll be able to catch two of the Triangle's more interesting groups performing together at Duke Performances. Lost In The Trees will be augmented by a 16 piece chamber orchestra featuring arrangements from Shawn Galvin, co-director of New Music Raleigh. The show will mostly feature songs from the new Lost In The Tree's album "A Church to Fit our Needs" described by the New York Times as "affixing borrowed elements of Shostakovich and Stravinsky to an indie-rock undercarriage of drums and guitar....a stirring blend of modest rusticity and urbane ambition".
While not officially a New Music Raleigh gig, NMR is one of the only groups in the Southeast dedicated to playing music of living composers and to the blurring of genre lines. Past performances have included the music of such luminaries as John Luther Adams and Steve Reich to the more pop influenced works of Sarah Kirkland Snider's "Penelope", performed last year at King's with Shara Worden (aka My Brightest Diamond). The new arragements by Shawn Galvin add depth, warmth, and power to the gut-wrenching vulnerability of Ari's compositions.
Lost in the Trees with New Music Raleigh
Friday, December 7, 2012 at 8pm
Reynolds Industries Theater
TICKETS: $32 • $26
DUKE STUDENTS: $10 Duke students*
Lost in the Trees:
Live in Concert at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, April 18, 2012
NMR performing Penelope at King's:
NMR at TEDxTriangleNC: Video Link