The Whole Note reviews Thirst

February 23, 2016 | The Whole Note reviews Thirst
A collaborative album with Turning Point Ensemble

Vancouver, BCThe Whole Note, a Toronto-based publication, has written a review of the album Thirst: musica intima’s first collaborative album in which it partners with the Turning Point Ensemble.

Released on November 20, 2016, the album features two ensembles performing dynamic repertoire by two internationally acclaimed composers: Ana Sokolović from Montreal and New York City’s Julia Wolfe.

“The four works on the album are expertly performed by two Vancouver-based groups, the Turning Point Ensemble and musica intima,” Wendalyn Bartley writes in her review.

This album marks a departure for musica intima from traditional choral music to a contemporary, new music sound. Vocal and instrumental textures, as well as a cello solo, provide a depth of sound that showcases the distinctive approaches of the two composers. Bartley notes the “composing styles share some similarities while also exhibiting quite contrasting approaches.”

Read the review.

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About musica intima
Nominated for three JUNO awards, the Vancouver-based conductorless vocal ensemble has released eight commercial recordings. musica intima’s album clear (1999) was named one of the 30 best Canadian classical recordings ever by CBC. musica intima’s album into light (2010) received a 10-star review in BBC Music Magazine: The ensemble's latest release is its first-ever collaboration album: Thirst (2015).

About Turning Point Ensemble
The Vancouver-based chamber ensemble, with a core of 18 instrumentalists, is the winner of the prestigious 2011 Rio Tinto Alcan Performing Arts Award in Music, and has been named one of Vancouver’s best classical musical ensembles.

Allison Murray
Communications Manager | musica intima