Q2 Music Album of the Week:
Sarah Kirkland Snider's
featuring Padma Newsome, DM Stith, and Shara Worden
"Unremembered aches with the strange nostalgia of rediscovery...[the recording] is a work of art in its own right."
- Daniel Stephen Johnson
read more and stream the entire album here
New Amsterdam Records is excited to share Sarah Kirkland Snider's highly-anticipated Unremembered, recently named Album of the Week by Q2 Music. Out this Friday, September 4, Q2's Daniel Stephen Johnson highly praised the album, writing that "Unremembered aches with the strange nostalgia of rediscovery...Once in a while, Snider exposes the mechanisms that drive the music--as if the listener needed reminding that what she gets up to here is as cerebral as the more emotionally remote music of her concert-hall contemporaries--but she seems less interested in austerity than in generous displays of affect, and deftly tucks the clockwork back in between the score's orchestral exuberances...and thanks to keen production from Snider and [Lawson] White...[the recording] is a work of art in its own right."
Additionally, Snider was recently interviewed by NewMusicBox's Molly Sheridan about the album's upcoming release and further developments in her career. Watch and read the full interview here.
To celebrate the release of the record, an album release show will be held next Thursday, September 3 at the DiMenna Center's Cary Hall. The show will feature intimate new arrangements performed by Shara Worden, DM Stith, Timo Andres (piano), Beth Hussein Meyers (viola), Nuiko Wadden (harp), Taylor Levine (guitar), Michael Hammond (electronics), and Adam Sliwinski (conductor), plus an opening set by DM Stith (with Aaron Roche). The performance will be accompanied by multimedia projections of Nathaniel Bellows' haunting visual art that inspired the cycle. There will also be an unveiling of a stunning new video for "The River" by acclaimed music video director Dan Huiting and cinematographer Andre Durand, and a Q&A conversation hosted by NewMusicBox's Molly Sheridan with Snider, Bellows, Worden, and Stith about the collaboration. More info and tickets here.