Vanessa Lann, composer portrait

In this episode of American Highways, pianist Guy Livingston interviews composer Vanessa Lann about her music and her influences. On the playlist: music by Vanessa from her new release: “moonshadow sunshadow”, as well as music by Thomas Newman, Meredith Monk, and Nina Simone. Listen in as we talk about background, foreground, reflections, circular form, repetition, and shadows.

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AMERICAN HIGHWAYS #32:
BACKGROUND, FOREGROUND with  VANESSA LANN, composer

Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams.
Nonesuch Records 79101.

Vanessa Lann
DD (Double D) (1996)
Guy Livingston, pno.
Attacca CD 2015146

Vanessa Lann
Dancing to an Orange Drummer (1993)
Ensemble Present o.l.v. Jurjen Hempel.
Attacca CD 2015146

Vanessa Lann
Inner Piece (1994)
Tomoko Mukaiyama, pno.
Attacca CD 2015146

Nina Simone
Little Girl Blue
Nina Simone, vocals and piano
Metro CD010

Meredith Monk
Double Fiesta
Tomoko Mukaiyama, pianist and vocalist
BVHAAST CD9406

Thomas Newman
“American Beauty” from the film of the same name
o.l.v. Thomas Newman, piano.
Dreamworks 50233-2

Vanessa Lann
moonshadow sunshadow
Lisa Ferschtman & Esther Hoppe, violin.
Attacca CD 2015146

Ruth Schonthal
Variations in Search of a Theme: Variation 1
Gary Steigerwalt, pno.
ORS 85490

Vanessa Lann
Recalling Chimes (1998)
Ivo Janssen, pno.
Attacca CD 2015146

Vanessa Lann, composer in black and white

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Buy the CD: www.attaccaproductions.com

More about Vanessa: www.vanessalann.com

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