At some point it seemed appropriate that Other Minds honor the deceased progenitors of American experimental music by presenting their music side by side with their spiritual offspring. And thus was born “A New Music Séance.” Other Minds composers are mostly individualists who have forged their own paths that are very personal and that announce their creators as boundary pushers. These individualists flourished because others, equally daring, led the way. The series was subtitled, somewhat tongue in cheek, “Summoning the specters of musical forbears, channeling the spirits of their successors.”
The duo of Kate Stenberg and Eva-Maria Zimmermann bring these “ghost” works to life and allow us to hear these exceedingly rare gems from the violin and piano repertory.