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WOHL, D.: Chamber Music (Corps Exquis) (Wohl)

Composer(s):Wohl, Daniel
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicVocal
Catalogue NWAM048
Label New Amsterdam
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Alex Ambrose,National Public Radio,August 2013

“Corpus”…unfurls with a sense of slow-motion, feline inevitability. A haze of violin, cello, bass clarinet, piano, vibraphone and muted electronics enshroud ethereal, nearly imperceptible vocals from Julia Holter. Throughout the entirety of what was originally conceived as an evening-length work of multimedia performance art, Wohl and his TRANSIT new-music ensemble attain a remarkable assortment of electronic and organic sounds blended to the point of inseparability — and yet this concluding track stands apart. “Corpus” is both a glimpse of something elusive and a confession of something lost; its compact melodic gestures unfold with the lyricism of calligraphy, while its diaphanous harmonies somehow transport, unsettle and delight all at



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