Dora Ohrenstein - Urban Diva
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR654     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Dora Ohrenstein, soprano; Mary Rowell, violin; Phillip Bush, piano, synthesizers; Jason Cirker, marimba, drum set, percussion; Bill Ruyle, drum set; marimba, xylophone, tabla, glockenspiel, Indian bells, percussion; John Thompson, electric bass; Linda Bouchard, conductor

In conceiving Urban Diva I hoped to reach a broad audience (both as a performer and as a proselytizer for new music) by creating a one-woman, multi-character, music-theater piece. I asked some very fine composers to set contemporary poetry, poems I searched out and submitted for their approval. I looked for texts that clearly portrayed a character and did so with drama, eloquence, wit, or some combination thereof. The compendium became Urban Diva; each of the compositions is, however, an independent entity, and several have been done as concert pieces on their own terms. Urban Diva, fully staged and costumed, premiered at the Ijsbreker in Amsterdam in 1990. The American premier took place that some year at New York's Dance Theater Workshop, and since then it has toured colleges, festivals and new music venues across America... —Dora Ohrenstein.

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available as a burn-on-demand CD (CD-R) or download in MP3/320, FLAC or WAV formats. CD-Rs come in a protective sleeve; no print booklet or jewel case included. Liner notes are accessible via the link above.

Dora Ohrenstein

Dora Ohrenstein - Urban Diva

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Track Listing

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Scott Johnson
Calamity Jane to Her Daughter
Ben Johnston
Black Burned Wood
Linda Bouchard
Anne LeBaron
Lost Moon Sisters
Anthony Davis