Matthew Welch :  Dream Tigers
Cat. # 8015
Released Mar 2005
cd time - 51:47
US Price $16.00
Matthew Welch is a young composer who blends his Scottish roots and skills as a bagpipe virtuoso with folk music and Indonesian Gamelan. His first CD for Tzadik presents three pieces that should establish Welch as an important new voice in the contemporary music firmament. First is a remarkable new string quartet, complex and lyrical, taking the work of composers such as Aaron Copland, Lou Harrison and Ben Johnston into the 21st Century. Meticulously performed by the brilliant Flux Quartet, Siubhal Turnlar is a masterpiece. Also included is a subtle drone piece for multiple clarinets exploring difference tones and a spectacular concerto for bagpipes and percussion with Welch himself as soloist. A trio of three compositions from a young composer starting out strong on the visionary trail of contemporary composition.
Andrew Sterman: Clarinets

Flux Quartet
Tom Chiu: Violin
Dave Eggar: Cello
Conrad Harris: Violin
Max Mandel: Viola

CSU Percussion Ensemble
Justin Baker: Percussion
Daniel Bowden: Percussion
Nick Dunn: Percussion
Morris Foor: Percussion
Bert Groover: Percussion
Wei Jiao: Piano
Jeremy Stuckey: Percussion
Paul Villancourt: Conductor
Jennifer Wagner: Percussion
Mattew Welch: Bagpipe
Alisha Wooley: Percussion