Forbidden Love


"The real profundity of Forbidden Love is not its experiment in re-purposing classical instruments, but the pervasive presence of American cultural imagery: sewing machines, wood chopping, quilting, square dancing, clogging, and hints of folk melody. The new and experimental become the framework in which a culture is reminded of its far-gone roots, long before a young man named Cage would prepare his piano." — Seen and Heard International

Performed by Sō Percussion

Adam Sliwinski - violin I

Eric Cha-Beach - violin II

Jason Treuting - viola

Joshua Quillen - cello


Recorded on August 15th, 2020 at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, NY

Recorded by Nelson Dorado and Caley Monahon-Ward

Assisted by Jimin Brelsford

Stereo Mix by Matt Poirier

Spatial Audio Mix by Nathaniel Reichman


Mastering by Ryan Schwabe


Album Artwork and Printing (limited CD edition) by Matt Van Asselt


Forbidden Love was co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Carnegie Hall. The World Premiere was given by Sō Percussion at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on June 1, 2019.


The recording of Forbidden Love was funded by the TIME:SPANS 2020 Festival and was made possible by the Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust.


Additional funding for this recording was provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music Recording Program.


Forbidden Love
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