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Due East releases album "drawn only once"

Due East Due East "drawn only once"
10/31/11Pearl Artists Erin Lesser and Greg Beyer of Due East release their new sophomore album "drawn only once".

Nationally acclaimed new-music duo Due East, is releasing their sophomore album, "drawn only once" on November 15th, 2011.  Pearl/Adams Artist Greg Beyer and Pearl Flute Artist Erin Lesser collaborate to produce a completely entrancing album, featuring the works of John Supko, "Littoral" and "This window makes me feel", presented in both CD and 5.1 surround sound DVD formats.

"Littoral" melds the lustrous timbres of flute, electronics, and an impressive array of percussion with texts by contemporary Dutch writer Cees Nooteboom and 16th Century English writer Richard Hakluyt. Supko calls Littoral “music of shifting terrains, each with its distinct sense of time and color and space... more alluring than any destination plotted on a timetable.” The piece is accompanied by an entrancing video by Kristine Marx, with rapidly changing geometric forms superimposed over transient oceanic landscapes.

The second of Supko’s pieces, "This window makes me feel", is based on Robert Fitterman’s brilliant poem of the same title, which makes use of completions of the poem’s title based on hundreds of Google searches, chronicling a vast range of humane poetic sensibilities. The work is scored for Due East plus mezzosoprano (Hai-Ting Chinn), keyboards (David Broome), and other electronics, and is accompanied on DVD by a video by Don Sheehy, which captures the hysteria of the congested cityscape that visually amplifies the pre-recorded poetic whispers (Trish McKenna) of Fitterman’s poem.

The album will be launched in a concert at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NY, Monday, November 21st, 2011.  The concert will feature performances by Due East, as well as fellow New Amsterdam Records artist Gregory Spears as he releases his latest album "Requiem".

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