Music for WMBR Fundraising by Arooj Aftab, John Aylward, Christopher Cerrone, Judd Greenstein, Samn Johnson, Yaz Lancaster, Aaron Jay Myers, William Susman & Christopher Trapani Some of my favorite music played on Not Brahms and Liszt since last year's fundraising show.
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Tis Kaoru Zamler-Carhart, voice; Samn Johnson, composition, electronics, instruments, mixing, mastering. "Consolation" is a song cycle on Latin poetry from Boethius's circa 524 "Consolation of Philosophy", composed by Samn Johnson (he/him) for vocalist Tis Kaoru Zamler-Carhart (they/them). It is intended to be realized as an album, with Tis Kaoru singing multiple vocal parts accompanied by Samn's electronics and instrumental recordings. Boethius wrote the source book in 526 AD while awaiting execution. It is a moving pursuit of meaning and consolation in a world that is often unfair and cruel. The second track ("Huc Omnes Pariter") is from the 2021 EP, whereas "Quisquis Profunda Mente" is yet-to-be-released.