Released in January 2019, Aaron Siegel's A Great Many received a "Best of Bandcamp" -- Peter Margasak describes that album as "a hypnotically pulsing gem that recalls the music of Steve Reich as much as it does Tortoise."
A Great Many, featuring clarinetist Christa Van Alstine, is a new work for six percussionists and clarinet that represents the latest collaboration in 10-year relationship between composer Aaron Siegel and Mantra Percussion. A Great Many, was commissioned by Chamber Music America in 2017 as a feature for Van Alstine, and subsequently performed at the Vancouver New Music Festival and at the Ecstatic Music Festival in NYC.
Mantra Percussion collaborates again with the Young People's Chorus of New York City. YPC's third-annual
Vocal Resolutions concert is highlighted by the world premiere of “So Much on My Soul,” a YPC commission from 2019 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid with guest artists Mantra Percussion.
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