Unaccompanied: Tiny Works for Quarantine
This is a collection of short songs for unaccompanied voice, written during the quarantine period of COVID-19. What began as singing one new work for one composer, grew very quickly into an ongoing commissioning effort, which is already expanding into multiple volumes. I am extremely grateful to the composers who have written music for me in this strange time - within mandated isolation and loss of work due to the virus, I have found new purpose and identity through championing each composer’s sound world, and I hope that this album further advocates for their incredible talents and careers. For sheet music, contact the composer(s).
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Composers: James Banner (Berlin, Germany // United Kingdom), Michael Berkowitz (Lynn, MA), Caitlin Cawley (New York, NY), Anthony Donofrio (Kearney, NE), Martin Gaughan (Devon, United Kingdom), Matthew Kennedy (Tampa, FL), David Leon (Brooklyn, NY), Kimberly Osberg (Portland, OR), William Peacock (Boston, MA), and Elijah Shiffer (New York, NY)
Composers: Nicole DeMaio (New York, NY), Alex Eddington (Toronto, Canada), Lesley Mok (Brooklyn, NY), Cecilia Muylaert (Rio, Brazil // Paris, France), Edward Nesbit (London, United Kingdom), Christopher Schlechte-Bond (London, United Kingdom), Drew Swatosh (Vancouver, WA), Alan Theisen (Asheville, NC), Héloïse Werner (London, United Kingdom), and Ian Wiese (Boston, MA)
Composers: Erich Barganier (New York, NY / Montreal, Canada), Nick Dunston (Brooklyn, NY), Adam Greene (San Diego, CA), David Howell (Newport, Wales, United Kingdom), Ryan Keebaugh (Stephens City, VA), Eve Joslyn Madalengoita (Poughkeepsie, NY), Beth Ratay (Somerville, MA / Albuquerque, NM), Iván Enrique Rodríguez (New York, NY), Isaac Schankler (Los Angeles, CA), and Steven Serpa (Austin, TX)
Recorded and mixed by Stephanie Lamprea, in her apartment in Boston, MA. Mastered by Andrew Litts (Philadelphia, PA). Artwork by Vivienne Frey (Tübingen, Germany)
"Unaccompanied Volumes 1 and 2 find composers thriving within the constraints of extreme brevity, and Lamprea carving sublime, beautiful, comic, and haunting scenes of isolation that come to life upon pressing play."
Stephanie Lamprea's Unaccompanied: Tiny Works for Quarantine, Vols. I & II
(ClevelandClassical.com, May 2020)
"Running around a maximum of two minutes they give concise looks into each composer’s identity and musical interests, highly controlled miniatures usually with a text that run the gamut from narrative works about wishing impatiently for plants to grow to Neo-Gregorian chant to highly avant-garde syllabic stuttering. Every few days, Lamprea posts a new video of her performing one of these tiny-works from the corner of her practice room, performing for the camera with the same energy as if she were playing to a full audience."
Tiny Works Take Center Stage During Quarantine
(Boston Music Intellingencer, May 2020)