Keeril Makan: Letting Time Circle Through Us
Keeril Makan (b. 1972) composed his longest instrumental work to date, Letting Time Circle Through Us (2013), on commission for the New York City-based ensemble Either/Or, with whose musicians Makan has worked intimately over the course of many years and on several projects. The larger trajectory of Makan's musical explorations has not been a linear one, so this close collaboration was invaluable in arriving at the final recorded realization of the project
The first recording for release on the Sound American imprint features the chamber music of Alex Mincek. As a portrait of Mincek's work over the past ten years, Torrent includes older works for chamber ensemble and soloist, featuring the Wet Ink Ensemble, as well as more contemporary pieces and works-in-progress.
"The melodic shapes are severe, a quality heightened by extended techniques, and as a whole the pieces bristle with excitement and surprises." - Peter Margasak More