March 31, 2011
Composer and Bang On a Can co-founder Julia Wolfe has just released her latest album, Cruel Sister, now available WORLDWIDE. This release features two Wolfe works: Cruel Sister, a 35 minute piece for string orchestra about a dark and fantastic old English ballad of the same name and FUEL, a collaboration with filmmaker Bill Morrison which examines the impact of globalization .
Performing on both pieces is Ensemble Resonanz, a Hamburg based ensemble of 18 musicians who commissioned FUEL in 2007.
Wolfe has already received rave reviews from her recent performance of both pieces. Says New York Times journalist, Anthony Tommasini of FUEL: "Ms. Wolfe's hyperdriven music is all spiraling rock riffs and whirring clusters of notes. You could sense greenhouse gases spewing from the stage." Read more of the review HERE as well as a full profile of Julia Wolfe HERE.
Cruel Sister is NOW AVAILABLE in stores around the world, including the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and France. It is also available on the Bang on a Can Store website. (Enter code CRUELSISTER for 10% off, available thru May 3.)