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Flutist Claire Chase, “the young star of the modern flute” (The New Yorker) and a 2012 MacArthur Fellow, celebrates the release of her third solo album, DENSITY, featuring tour de force flute works by Steve Reich, Alvin Lucier, Philip Glass, Marcos Balter, Mario Diaz de Leon, and the seminal 1936 flute solo Density 21.5 by Edgard Varese. Taking the concept of “density” as a springboard for sonic explorations of texture, layering and performative virtuosity, the record commences with 11 multi-tracked flutes and gradually whittles down to just one. Chase offers the entire disc as a 75-minute continuous solo performance in collaboration with the sound designer Levy Lorenzo. DENSITY follows Chase’s critically other acclaimed solo albums, Aliento (2009) and Terrestre (2012), and completes a three-part trilogy of records dedicated to the expansion and documentation of 20th and 21st century flute repertory.
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