Ippolito | Songlines
Azica Records | 02/17/2017
The internationally-acclaimed Attacca Quartet collaborates with emerging composer Michael Ippolito on his debut album on the Grammy-winning Azica Records.
The world premiere recording of Michael Ippolito's chamber music, Songlines is built around two large works: the dark and intense String Quartet No. 2 (2010) and the lyrical and compact String Quartet No. 3 "Songlines" (2012). These large pieces will be complemented with shorter works for strings: the bright and buoyant big sky, low horizon (2013), the propulsively energetic Trace (2009), the simple, folk-inspired this circle (2013) and the gently hypnotic Smoke Rings (2015).