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Flying Forms

Flying Forms (flyingforms.org) is a Baroque chamber music ensemble that is quickly establishing a presence in the North American early music scene. Formed in 2005 and presently based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Flying Forms collaborates with prominent musicians, musicologists and Baroque dancers in a wide variety of programs from traditional to experimental.

Hailed by harpsichordist Arthur Haas as “the bright future of early music,” Flying Forms is also active in generating a contemporary repertoire for their instruments, having so far commissioned and premiered 13 new works. Most recently, the ensemble created four new pieces based freely on the historical harpsichord repertoire.

Flying Forms is: Marc Levine, Tami Morse, and Tulio Rondón. This is the group’s début recording.

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Nissim Schaul (nissimmusic.org) is a Paris-based American composer with a penchant for unusual sonorities and ancient instruments. His music for period and modern instruments takes the flexibility of much Baroque notation as a point of departure. The New York Times has called Nissim’s work “spare and whispered, with a dissonant but compelling edge that keeps you fascinated.” When not composing, Nissim is learning to play another old and obscure instrument, the vielle à roue (French hurdygurdy), just for fun. This is Nissim’s début recording.

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