Polka The Elk

by Rachael Elliott

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Rachael Elliott’s debut solo bassoon album includes world premiere recordings of compositions by Padma Newsome, David Lang, and Tawnie Olson, with a cameo appearance by Clogs. In it, Elliott exploits the melodic and virtuosic reach of the bassoon, blending jazz harmonies, hypnotic minimalism, and indelibly wistful melodic lines with pure, transcendent chamber music. The music will appeal to lovers of new and experimental music and those with slightly twisted pop sensibilities.

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released August 10, 2016

Rachael Elliott - bassoon

with Janet Polk, Bill Solomon, Adrienne Kim, John Orfe, Bryce Dessner, Thomas Kozumplik, and Padma Newsome

Track Listing:
1. À mon seul désir - Tawnie Olson
2. Polka the Elk* - Padma Newsome
3-9. With Eyes Cast Down (feat. Padma Newsome) - Padma Newsome
10. Press Release (world premiere, solo bsn. version) - David Lang
11. Bed and Rest (featuring Clogs) - Newsome/Clogs

*Commissioned with support from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This recording is funded in part by an Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council with support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. Additional support made possible by The Field through its sponsorship of the Bassoon Project.

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