The Angsudden Song Cycle is a collaborative project between the composer Michael McGinnis and Stockholm-based artist MuKha. MuKha created a cycle of paintings and poems inspired by Ã„ngsudden, a point in the Swedish archipelago that juts into the Baltic Sea where sea collides with sky in dramatic ways. The poems were then set to music and will be performed by voice and a seven piece chamber ensemble comprised of wooden instruments that are either blown, plucked or struck.
The music was composed specifically for musicians who along with being great chamber music players are also great improvisors and explorers on their instruments.
Kyoko Kitamura – voice
Mike McGinnis – clarinet/bass clarinet
Jessica Pavone – viola
Sara Schoenbeck – bassoon
Khabu Doug Young – cavaquino
Sean Moran – acoustic guitar
Bob Bowen – bass
Harris Eisenstadt – percussion
Saxophonist/clarinetist/composer Michael McGinnis has making music with some of the most innovative and creative
musicians in New York City since the mid-90’s. Along with composing, performing and recording his own music, Michael has
worked with jazz, classical and rock musicians and also collaborated with painters, poets, actors and dancers.
Musical associations include Stew (of Passing Strange), the Lonnie Plaxico Group, Steve Coleman’s Aquarius, the
Ohad Talmor/Steve Swallow Sextet, Ravi Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Yo La Tengo and Art Lande, among others.
He is a collaborative member of the groups The Four Bags and ok|ok.