February 8, 2019

A Page From

A Page From is the debut album from New York City-based cellist Caitlin Sullivan. The record is available through New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp subscription as part of the Windmill Series, a new digitally-focused set of releases for subscribers in addition to our regular release schedule.

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1) Fast Flows the River (Timo Andres)
2) Ophelia (Paola Prestini)
3) my grave shall be the fathomless air (Gabriel Kahane)
4) The Last Question (Nicholas Britell)
5) The Reserved, The Reticent (Sarah Kirkland Snider)
6) Sonnets: confounded to decay (Andrew Norman)
7) The Revolt of the Stars (Mary Kouyoumdjian)

A Page From is the debut album from New York City-based cellist Caitlin Sullivan. The record is available through New Amsterdam’s Bandcamp subscription as part of the Windmill Series, a new digitally-focused set of releases for subscribers in addition to our regular release schedule. From April 19th 2019, it is available on all digital platforms and on CD.

A Page From features pieces by a diverse group of contemporary composers: Timo Andres, Paola Prestini, Gabriel Kahane, Nicholas Britell, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Andrew Norman and Mary Kouyoumdjian performed on cello by Caitlin Sullivan.

On the album, Sullivan gravitated toward compositions where literature, poetry, lyrics, and folklore was the source of inspiration: “The transformation of written words into instrumental music is wildly abstract and totally subjective, and I enjoy this unique look into a composer’s thought process; the results feel so particularly personal, playful, stylized and imaginative. In this collection of pieces, the cello has been transformed into the narrator, the hero, the plot summary, the play on words; a story’s questions, and its answers. The composers represented on this album are some of the most thoughtful and inventive practitioners of their craft. To me, their bodies of work feel particularly vital to contemporary music, and it’s been an honor for me to play their pieces for cello.” – Caitlin Sullivan

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