Featuring: Trans-Atlantic Flight of Fancy
Dreamfall is the fourth full-length release and third album of chamber repertoire from New York City new music mainstays NOW Ensemble. Sprawling in scope and ambition, the 76-minute album features seven composers – Scott Smallwood, Mark Dancigers, John Supko, Nathan Williamson, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Andrea Mazzariello and Judd Greenstein – and is by far the most expansive and ambitious record for the group to date.
For the past 10 years, NOW Ensemble has worked tirelessly to craft a tightly-honed aesthetic. Dreamfall is the sound of the group letting go of the reins just a little and allowing a more free exchange between the conscious and subconscious. In the liner notes for the album, NOW Ensemble composer and guitarist Mark Dancigers explains that “dreamfall” is an outlook on the world. He writes: “It is a state of immense freedom… The sounds on this record reflect this freedom, this sense of something a little out of our hands, and, beyond all else, the practice of making music that is NOW Ensemble.”Buy the album→