Stories » William Susman's 'Scatter My Ashes' w/OCTET ENSEMBLE makes PublicRadio90 - Genre Fluid Fridays

Top 10 for May

William Susman's 'Scatter My Ashes' w/OCTET ENSEMBLE makes PublicRadio90 - Genre Fluid Fridays

Bookmark and Share

Genre Fluid Fridays on Classiclectic: Music exploration and discovery through the lens of classically-minded composers and musicians.  Explore beyond the horizon of classical music, Fridays on Public Radio 90, beginning just after 9:30am ET.

OCTET''s inaugural album features the music of William Susman including two song cycles (with poems by his sister Sue Susman) Scatter My Ashes and Moving in to an Empty Space performed by soprano Mellissa Hughes, as well as his Piano Concerto and the ensemble work Camille. Recorded with renowned engineer John Kilgore and released by Naxos / Belarca, the instrumentation of the piece has OCTET take an American big band and scale it down to a brass section of saxophone, trumpet, and trombone and a rhythm section of piano, electric piano, double bass and drums plus vocals.

William Susman's 'Scatter My Ashes' w/OCTET ENSEMBLE makes PublicRadio90 - Genre Fluid Fridays 

SEE THE PAGE