Woo woo! Nice review of my CD, “Cobalt” by Leslie Barcza! Will post further info about reviews soon (but not until I’ve dealt with my taxes. Yikes!)
It’s a colour. It’s an element. And most recently, it’s Jocelyn Morlock’s CD that I’ve been playing incessantly.
I first encountered Morlock as one of the composers in the workshop experience of Tapestry Briefs, a process whimsically compared to speed-dating. Composers & librettists worked together on a series of brief subjects. Morlock made a strong impression with the most disturbingly memorable five minutes of any I encountered.
Cobalt is not an operatic CD, but rather seven instrumental compositions that represent a kind of Morlockian smorgasbord, demonstrating her flamboyant and distinctive voice.
1) “Music of the Romantic Era” gives a suggestion of the depths of her sensibility. When was the last time you laughed out loud at the wit of a composition? At once hysterically funny and poignant, a piece showing genuine ambivalence about music and music-making, ostentation and blatant rhetorical gestures of beginning &…
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