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Friday 02, September 2022
Counterfeit Mars by Laubrock Tom Rainey now out on Relative Pitch Records

Counterfeit Mars by Laubrock Tom Rainey now out on Relative Pitch Records

Counterfeit Mars by Tom Rainey and myself is officially out now on Relative Pitch Records! Please visit my Bandcamp to listen or to purchase a copy! 

About the record: Early in 2020 as the pandemic was forcing us to isolate from our friends and live performing, we began a weekly series of duets which we called “Stir Crazy”. For over a year, we offered these home recordings free of charge on Bandcamp as a way to stay connected to our supporters and to continue developing new music. After 60 episodes we retired the series to begin preparing for our next studio recording "Counterfeit Mars".

This record is the culmination of that year of uncertainty, isolation and concentrated duo explorations. The music combines compositions as well as improvisations and hopefully conveys our deepened connection to both.

Ingrid Laubrock + Tom Rainey

 

Friday 20, May 2022
Fragile by Ingrid Laubrock/Andy Milne out now!

Fragile by Ingrid Laubrock/Andy Milne out now!

Fagile by Andy Milne/Ingrid Laubrock is out now on Intakt Records! The CD can be bought on my Bandcamp for $15+$4pp in the US. International postage rates apply. Downloads are availabe on Intakt's Bandcamp page.

from the liner notes by Kevin LeGendre

For the third installment of Ingrid Laubrock's duo series on Intakt (following Kasumi with Aki Takase and Blood Moon with Kris Davis) Ingrid Laubrock and Andy Milne develop their own sounds in a common sound world. Fragile is characterized by the great empathy that unites these two artists. The music, which is both stirring and soothing, confident and intuitive, is deeply expressive and inventive. “Laubrock’s growth as an original writer and improviser has been marked in the last two decades, during which time she has led several bands, notably Sleepthief and Anti-House, and proved adept at creating for large ensembles and small groups that revealed her own individuality, mostly within avant-garde traditions. As for Milne he has more than fulfilled the promise he showed as a member of Steve Coleman’s Metrics in the early ‘90s. The Laubrock-Milne duo has a balance between the drive and momentum of large ensembles and the stillness and engagement with silence and space of smaller groups. Making music that releases a form of energy, something that pulses with life, while also drawing down into intimacy, suggesting feelings of tenderness or uncertainty, is no mean feat”

Tuesday 12, April 2022

Unveiled

I am very excited to share the video of my composition Unveiled with you! A huge thank you to everyone involved, especially Augusta Reed Thomas, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, Timothy Weiss and the Grossman Ensemble.

The Grossman Ensemble premieres "Unveiled" by Ingrid Laubrock on March 4, 2022 at the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL. Commissioned by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition. Grossman Ensemble Timothy Weiss, conductor Christopher L. Willis, audio recording and production Mike Grittani, video production https://cccc.uchicago.edu 

Video reposted from the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/oX76kJAiZYk 

 

Sunday 28, November 2021

2021 Fromm Commissioned Composers announced

I am honored to be one of the recipients of the 2021 Fromm Commissions, alongside David Bird, Pablo Chin, Jessie Cox, Louis Goldford, 
Selim Göncü, Anthony Green, Tomás Gueglio Saccone, Michelle Lou, Nicole Mitchell, Diana Rodríguez, Sang Song, Katherine Young and Pamela Z.

The Board of Directors of the Fromm Music Foundation at Harvard University has announced the names of fourteen composers selected to receive 2021 Fromm commissions. These commissions represent one of the principal ways that the Fromm Music Foundation seeks to strengthen composition and to bring contemporary concert music closer to the public. In addition to the commissioning award, a subsidy is available for the ensemble performing the premiere of the commissioned work.

Monday 27, December 2021
Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt

Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt

Dreamt Twice, Twice Dreamt is probably the most personal record I have ever made. Almost two years of hard work has gone into the making of it and I am immensely proud of the result. It's a double record  - the first CD features music for chamber orchestra + soloists, the second for small ensembles, playing upside down and inside out versions of the same,dream based compositions. 
to buy physical copies, please click here for $25 +pp.
The digital version is available from Intakt Record's Bandcamp 
I am a tenor and soprano saxophonist and composer, living in Brooklyn/NYC.

Featured release

Anti-House

Anti-House - Intakt CD 173 / 2010

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Musicians on record:

  • Ingrid Laubrock Saxophone 
  • Mary Halvorson Guitar 
  • John Hébert Bass 
  • Tom Rainey Drums 
  • Guest: Kris Davis Piano

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Intakt CD 173 / 2010

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