Covid-19 is dangerously impacting the social-economic category of musicians. No concerts, poor political and social consideration, uncertain earnings. As a consequence, an ever-growing number of musicians, especially those from the experimental area, are trying to promote their music on BandCamp in digital format only. It is increasingly difficult for me to follow and review this incredible flow of music. I therefore decided to open this section on my blog Neuguitars where I propose music in digital format that I consider particularly interesting and worthy of attention. I hope you like it. Let’s support musicians. They need it.
Nights Transfigured by Aaron Larget-Caplan, Bandcamp, 2020 on #neuguitars #blog
This is the 2nd album dedicated to compositions premiered since 2007 for my New Lullaby Project.
On the 2010 album New Lullaby, the first volume of the New Lullaby Project, a distinction between warm and dark lullabies was clear. I organized the album to move loosely from warm to dark to silent, but in ‘Nights Transfigured’ each possess soupçons of melancholy, shadows of warmth, and inward contemplations, reflecting the times when they were created, between 2011-2020.
They are lullabies of passage and being, longing and loneliness, marking time, memory, and yet these sonorous landscapes are also inhabited by warmth, hope, and peace. They are life.
We have magical wordless sounds organized by humans as drops of ink on a page and played on a golden instrument of heaven in my arms that can transport us from one world to another and transfigure nights, when we only but listen.
Lorca wrote that each moonlit night is identical to another, yet distinct. In other words: a lullaby is a lullaby, but each lullaby is its own.
NOTE: Scores for many of the works on the album can be found in the anthology ‘Nights Transfigured, Vol. 1 of the New Lullaby Project’ published by the American Composers Alliance.
Visit the Merch page to purchase: alcguitar.bandcamp.com/merch
released November 6, 2020
Special thanks to Steve Hunt, Caroline Larget, Alex Fedorov, Jeffrey Means, and Gina Genova
Produced and Edited by Aaron Larget-Caplan
Mixed and Mastered by Steve Hunt at The Kitchen, Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA
Recorded and Edited between Aug. 15-Sep. 27 2020
At L’atelier d’artiste Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Publishers: American Composers Alliance (3,9); Composers (1,2,5,6,10,11,13,14)
David McMullin Music (8); Fenmoir (12); Hody Musique (7); Julien Music Publishing (4)
Photograph of Aaron Larget-Caplan @ 2016 Catherine Larget-Caplan. Booklet notes @ 2020 Aaron Larget-Caplan
Graphic design: Alex Fedorov
Printed in the USA
Guitar: Olivier Fanton D’Andon, 2009 • Strings: Hannabach
This album is dedicated to mi sueño Catherine.