Peermusic Classical Signs Ingram Marshall

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[Updated April 14, 2009] Peermusic Classical has announced the signing of maverick American composer Ingram Marshall to its publishing roster, a list which also includes Charles Ives and Lou Harrison. Described in Peer’s announcement as “one of the most singular voices in contemporary composition,” Marshall has pursued a consistent vision in his more than 50 works, creating what John Adams has called “dreamlike vistas, each with its own special mood and texture.” Already well represented on recordings issued by New Albion, Nonesuch, and New World Records (which will release a new all-Marshall CD later this year), the music of Ingram Marshall has up until now been self-published. Many of Marshall’s works use pre-recorded sounds, requiring additional materials beyond the printed score for performance. This publishing relationship should make Marshall’s music more readily available to soloists, ensembles, and orchestras. There will be a series of prominent performances of his compositions across the country in the coming months, including a Marin Alsop-led performance of his Kingdom Come, for orchestra and electronics, which will close the 2009 Cabrillo Festival in Santa Cruz CA, and the world premiere of a new chamber work commissioned by New York’s Ensemble ACJW. (In August 2001, NewMusicBox published an in-depth conversation with Ingram Marshall.) —FJO

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