Multifaceted violinist Josh Modney (Wet Ink Ensemble, ICE, formerly of Mivos Quartet) releases an ambitious 3 CD set highlighting his various arenas of virtuosity, from premiere recordings of works written for him by Kate Soper, Eric Wubbels, Taylor Brook, and Sam Pluta, to his Just Intonation interpretation of Bach's luminous Chaconne, to a series of recordings of his laser focused improvisations, both his own material and a work by the eminent Anthony Braxton. Modney is truly a musician's musician, approaching everything he does with precision, commitment, and expression.
released August 3, 2018
Tracks 1 and 6 recorded at Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, with Sam Pluta, engineer
Tracks 2, 3, 5, and 7-11 recorded at Oktaven Audio, Mt. Vernon, NY, with Ryan Streber, Engineer
Track 4 recorded at Future-Past Studios, Hudson, NY on 8/13/16 by Patrick Higgins, engineer; Sam Pluta, mixing & mastering
All tracks mastered by Sam Pluta
Tracks 1 and 6 produced by Sam Pluta
Tracks 2, 3, 5 and 7-11 produced by Josh Modney
Artwork by Alexander Perrelli
Layout and design by Alexander Perrelli and Emma Van Deun
supported by 9 fans who also own “Josh Modney: Engage”
Been listening to this nonstop since it came out. Superb intro to the quartet, and also thrilled to discover Charmaine Lee. Loved your whole concept with the tarot cards, the art, the juxtapositions ... Really creative approach!