Happy to announce another upcoming double CD release on elsewhere for summer 2022.
Germaine Sijstermans - Betula (elsewhere 023-2)
The double album will contain Dutch composer/clarinettist Germaine Sijstermans' seven pieces, performed by the ensemble of Antoine Beuger (concert flute), Germaine Sijstermans (clarinet), Rishin Singh (trombone), Johnny Chang (viola), Fredrik Rasten (guitar), Leo Svirsky (accordion). All tracks were recorded by Joel Thurman at Roepaen, Ottersum, the Netherlands in September 2019.
I first came to know Germaine when I listened to her realization of Anastassis Philippakopoulos' clarinet piece online in the fall of 2018, which was so beautiful, tranquil and profound that it stayed in my mind for a very long time. Since then, I was hoping to have her on my label someday, and am now very excited to be able to put out these fantastic compositions of Germaine, performed by her exquisite ensemble on a double CD.
** This double CD will be released around the same time in July as Jürg Frey: Lieues d'ombres (performed by Reinier van Houdt) (elsewhere 020-3). CD preorders for both titles will start in late May or early June.