New Focus Recordings has announced the release of American composer Ted Hearne‘s new album: ‘Hazy Heart Pump‘.

Recorded with poet Saul Williams, violinist Miki-Sophia Cloud, cellist Ashley Bathgate, percussionist Ron Wiltrout, violists Diana Wade and Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti and the Mivos and Argus String Quartet, the disc features an assortment of six new string works – including ‘For the Love of Charles Mingus‘, ‘The Answer to the Question That Wings Ask‘, ‘Furtive Movements‘, ‘Nobody’s’, ‘Vessels‘ and ‘Exposure‘.

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ARGUS STRING QUARTET | TED HEARNE | STRING QUARTET NO. 1 – ‘EXPOSURE’ | 3RD MVT | HAZY HEART PUMP | VIDEO PREMIERE

Hazy Heart Pump is a collection of six new chamber works for strings …” Ted has told The Violin Channel.

“These pieces are all born out of collaborations with dear friends … inspiring independent musicians like Miki-Sophia Cloud, Diana Wade, Ashley Bathgate and the Mivos Quartet – who infuse their artistic practice with passion and challenge …” the 2009 Gaudeamus Prize in Music Composition recipient has said.

“The music is sensuous and grimy with a driving heartbeat, built with familiar sounds in strange contexts  … the search for new resonances with familiar music is what inspired these works.”

Hazy Heart Pump

Composer, Ted Hearne

Label: New Focus Recordings

Release Date: October 25, 2019

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